i finally got a rig set up last week so i can get pictures taken without me shaking them or them not being quite right.
then to start working on the lighting (which is next):
if you look at that picture closely (or look at the following picture for even more detail) you might be able to figure out which of the beans in the picture is 1/2 of parent line. i'm not sure what the other parent might be.
can you guess?
i had to take some side tracks through a few things to get to where i am at now, but at least making progress.