Fast forward: Stopped by Walmart to pick up some totes and saw this:
Decided to make a few adjustments:
Took a trip into the boy's room. Placed the Cyc on the porch in full sun and shot this.
Used lightroom to bring more contrast and clarity. I"m sure with a little PS work the shadow of the domed bottom would be of little significance.
As done below, and throw in a little B+W for fun...