In front is a 1-litre mason jar of sweet pickled beets; my handiwork for the day. It would have been nice to have enough beets to do a second jar, but this was a learning experience. At least the lids all popped nicely like they were trying to seal, but I guess we'll know tomorrow if they sealed properly or not.
Given the choice I'd have arranged these differently for the shot, but atara threatened me with physical violence if I disturbed the jars in any way, and she's so overheated and grumpy right now that I believe her. As with all pictures taken under those CF lights in the kitchen, the colour balance was a bit of a nightmare. I have over-compensated in the past and pushed the pictures way too far into the blue, so if things look a bit too yellow in this shot, it is because I was very conservative with my colour tweaking.
I shot this one at f/9.5 and a shutter speed of 6 seconds. Other than the colour tweak, I did a bit of sharpening, and notched the saturation up a bit.