A great still life photograph takes meticulous planning and intense attention to detail. Perfect lighting is trained on objects arranged just so, and while a well-composed still life photo might look effortless, creating it was likely anything but.

To that end, we present to you 10 of the most meticulously planned and creatively executed images in the 500px archives — The Top 10 Still Life Photos of 2014:

For more great Still Life photography, click here to see all the images ever uploaded to the category arranged by Max Pulse, or check out the Still Life images that earned our guest curators’ praise on the Editors’ Choice page.