So I've been practicing getting good pics in natural lighting that are less than boring. I made a "soap hinge" and tried to take a pic but the background was center stage.
The first attempt showed my whole street and the soap became background...that won't do. So I got closer. Still had a house in the background...but only the windows.
Then I got an idea....I switch the camera to the front so there was an amazing view of the soap...and my waist. I moved myself out of the way and squated down at a precarious angle....and voila!
A pic where only the soap is the center of attention. Just to be sure it wasn't a fluke...I took another...even better. This will be one of the methods for taking pics in the future.