As I was pouring my first cup of coffee this morning, I really liked the way the light and shadow were working (it certainly helps to have a solid white counter and a solid white cup for this exercise). My thought was a simple direct overhead shot with the rim of the cup in focus and the handle slightly soft. What I failed to consider was some light reflection of the liquid and it being out of focus is all that my eye is drawn to. Does it work in some way considering how coffee drinkers feel (and see) before the first cup? Or is it just distracting and the shot would be better shot at f16 instead of f4? Any other opinions?
first cup by Luke Lavin, on Flickr