This was actually taken before yesterday's photo of the day.
(yeah, I'm a little out of order :) Before I go out on a
job I like to experiment a little with different compositions
and lighting. This was an especially important thing this time
since I was not using my trusty AE-1. I would not trade my AE-1
for anything, but professional food photography is definitely
in the realm of the medium format camera with an interchangeable
Polaroid back, or a good digital camera. Without the immediate
feedback it is just too hit or miss to capture the wide range
of colors and textures.
Incidentally, I have some very kind friends who attended
our wedding to thank for this shot. The extremely cool plate
is part of a wedding gift.