This photo explored tonal gradations. Using the strobe light set at different heights and angles. One strobe was placed low and at a 45 degree angle. One strobe was placed at a 90 degree angle.
It was edited initial through the camera to obtain the composition. No cropping was done in the photoshop editing part of the exercise.
Photoshop editing that was done to allow adjustments to brightness and contrast and add more detail to the tonal ranges and shadows of the image.
A final sharpening mask was added to give it more pop in is clarity.