I was sitting down at Panera bread on Friday night, having some soup, when I found a discarded current issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine.
I like a lot of BH&G's food images - lots of pretty, natural light in them, which I adore.
In the magazine is the most beautiful candy cane trifle.
I had bought a few boxes of candy canes earlier. It was meant to be. I used a box mix for the brownies, but I made fresh whipped cream. I will admit, I only made two. And I only had one bite. I can't have any ice cream due to diet restrictions. I was more interested really in photographing these beauties. I love the pop of holiday red with the white background and natural window light.
I am currently experimenting with using different types of scrims to diffuse bright sunlight. I taped some plain, white tissue paper to my windows for some of these photos. Inexpensive and it does the job. I think having white backdrop makes the color pop, and a little over-exposure gives them an airy look.