A shot potentially for Kershaw (a knife company) as promotional material. This is from Muir Woods, CA, and shows a Kershaw Clash embedded in a redwood (I apologized to the tree afterward, though).
Canon 7D + Tamron 70-200 f/2.8; 74mm, f/2.8, 1/60; CR2 with Photoshop and Lightroom color grading
I don't think this fits the contest guidelines.
well, they did say product photography. but I dont see any light planning etc to warrant that really being the case for this.