For Simone's Donna Hay Photo and Styling Challenge #4
No sage around so used basil instead. My "wine" (aka green tea) isn't quite as rich in color, and I added food to the back plate cause blank plates seem odd to me. I didn't have a silver salt or pepper shaker, so substituted it with this pewter piece that I felt could be easily spreading honey or something on these muffins.... Also no pretty large white plates, so I used pewter ones lined with these pretty white Christmas napkins I picked up the other week - while my photo definitely has a different feel from the original, I quite like the end product. It feels more "me".
Lighting was majority backlighting (even though table was at 45º angle to the window), but used a large white foam bounce folded to cradle light on the left, and then a silver tray for a bit harder light on the right to help bring about some of that lovely sheen on the cakes.
Personally i wouldn't call these corn cakes like the original titles them - I would call them corn muffins. They puff up like muffins and are rounded like muffins, and have a very similar consistency to cornbread muffins, though surprisingly do not need the sugar usually called for. They were quite tasty, easy to convert to GF (just used equal weight of GF flour instead - in my case I split that using 2/3 rice flour and 1/3 potato starch), moist, and flavorful. This was my 2nd time making these and it won't be the last!
24-70 f/2.8 lens, D300s
48mm ISO 200 f/4.5 SS1/2
Capture the word theme December - because December is the time for new recipes and traditions, and I have a feeling this will easily be a new tradition at our table, they were so good :)