Jay Stoegbaueron Apr 30
The directional light creates highlights and shadows giving some shape, but the light is coming pretty much from the camera angle, and results in the bananas and grapes looking quite flat, (2 dimensional). The front surface of the bowl also is quite evenly lit, again creating a flat 2 dimensional look.
The quality of light is creating those bright highlights which cast a harsh feeling and in the case of this still life composition, I am not sure if harshness works best.
Compositionally, my eye is drawn to the point of highest contrast, (that is an axiom of composition), and in this case it results in my eye being mostly drawn to that bright white bowl. Also visually, the bananas, apples and grapes take on a very similar visual weight, and I would like to see a stronger center of interest in the composition.
I hope you try this again. get a shower curtain to diffuse the light, arrange the fruit so that something becomes the center of interest, with the other fruit taking a supporting role, and use your extra grapes that did not make the shot to plug the holes to hide the visible stems.