A minor digression to point out the impact of prop and background selection when taking photographs . . . Elsewhere in this gallery, Julia shot these same stunning cookies on a multicolor background of pink, purple, blue, and electric green. Many of the hues in the background were similar to those in the flowers, so the overall look was soft and rather magical. Here, the white backdrop leads to a more dramatic in-your-face effect, which is just as eye-catching, only different.