Yep. I'm willing to bet you knew how the shots would come out was because you had experimented with the aperture and shutter speeds. I've discovered that I'm using my 35mm 1.8 almost exclusively now and am still learning. My skills are improving bit by bit:
Dual overhead halogen light source, hard focus mid bowl, wide open and I think it was also 1/250 in this shot. I'm real bad about not writing stuff down.