I've had a go at the shot with the hammer.
I've made two versions, but I'm not sure which one works better.
In Version 1 the focus is on the hammer, with the strawberry out of focus.
In version 2 the focus is on the strawberry, with the hammer out of focus. I've also added motion blur to the hammer in Photoshop, to try to create the impression of the hammer swinging down.
I'd be interested to know which version you prefer, and why.