Location:Kitchen, at home.
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland
The Setup:Balanced lens on the edge of the frying pan, on an oven mit (to avoid melting). There was a bit of hot oil splashing about but I was able to wipe that off.
I used a smaller aperture to capture a higher depth of field, since the wide-open depth of field with the macro lens is measured in atoms. This meant I couldn't hand-hold it though, with the resulting slower shutter speed.
The camera & lens:Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Filters: 0.42x fisheye filter (macro mode)
Exposure: 8/10" @ f/10/1, ISO 1600
Lightroom - Pictures taken with the 18-55 + macro combination tend to be a bit flat, so most work was to bring out the good stuff. I set the recovery bar to 100 to bring back some of the blown out parts on the sausage - due to reflection from the kitchen light. Otherwise fill-light to 20 to brighten the shot overall. The curve adjustment was also set to lighten everything up (lights +45, darks +30, shadows -20). I used a bit of noise reduction too (35) due to the high ISO.