“MY DAY BEGINS WITH COFFEE”
Ahhhh…..coffee. Love my coffee first thing in the morning. I wouldn’t think of beginning my day without it. It’s what makes me actually get out of bed when the alarm sounds; that desire for a hot cup of coffee.
My vision for this theme was to convey a sense of early-morning light flooding in through a side window, where I am just about to sit down and enjoy an invigorating cup of coffee to help me get my day started. A newspaper to help bring me up to speed with events that happened overnight. And a bit of homemade banana bread to complete the vision.
Oh, the wonder of photography! I can actually create a scene that makes me WISH for that reality. That’s the beauty of setting your own scene. In reality, my mornings are nothing like this.
Reality #1 – It was night, not morning, when I shot this photo. Let’s face it – Chicago doesn’t have much available daylight in January. It’s also dark out in the morning when I’m drinking my coffee; there is no beautiful natural sunlight flooding into my kitchen. It’s just cold, windy and dark.
Reality #2 – I haven’t read a newspaper in years, but rather I watch the news on TV while getting ready for work and drinking my coffee. Or on the IPad, laptop or phone.
Reality #3 – I don’t actually have a rustic blue wood table.
Reality #4 – Grinding my own coffee beans has gone by the wayside; vastly preferring the ease of a Keurig and coffee pods.
But none of THAT delivers a good photo, does it? The reality would be a picture of me standing at my dresser, drinking coffee and watching the news on TV. Not something I want to photograph! Don’t you just love that, with photography, you can imagine, create and portray your own vision any way you want. Thanks for stopping by my blog; all comments are appreciated.
ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/250 with my 50mm lens on a Nikon D7100.