....Set your white balance to light bulb. This adds a colder color to your shot. Then use a high ISO and high contrast setting and use a very fast shutter speed with as open an aperature as you can get. This was handheld.
Come to think of it... probably not that easy.
Just experiment and have fun trying! The great thing about the jam is it's both delicious and nutritious.
Thanks for your comment, and if you have any questions, just ask.
What do you need a critique on this one for? It's not going to get any better as a photograph.
But if you really need one, then here it is.
The colors are absolutely splended, but all of the blue makes me want to put on a jacket, or something. Because of those cold colors, and all of the black, this is definately one said photograph, with touch of hope coming from that tonal value contrast that you included in the image.
Lovely shallow depth of field, and probably the neatest converging lines (the other stems of the flower that lead to the focal point) that I've ever seen are in this photograph. Good cropping and composition, though I'm trying to figure out what that shadow in the background is from. Anyway... leave that shadow alone. It is a wonderful anomaly.
The only thing that I might try differently would be slowing down the shutter for the overexposure. So basically, I would bracket more for the sake of curiousity... just to see how it turns out.