My submission for day 363/365 of the 2009 Challenge. The theme is "What's in your pocket/purse".
Yes, high tech gadgets are fun and all, but the best and most efficient way to get stuff down in real time is, for me, the pen. I definitely prefer fountain pens, but when I travel I often resort to a ballpoint (the horror! will somebody please think of the children?). So here's the pen that's in my pocket today, here shown on a coffee table in front a window.
Natural window light from behind, with a table lamp camera left just so the front of the pen didn't get lost in the shadows.