Sometimes photos are not so much what you get, but what you learn when you fail to get the photos you wanted. These photos were inspired by a blog on how hard it was to capture a photo of a glass of whiskey ‘properly.’ To be honest, the final picture didn’t (at least to me) appear to be much and I thought (famous last words) I can do that. Since I do not drink alcohol, I decided to stick with what I do know: sparkling water and coffee.
In fact, it turns out that taking good photos of liquids and things in liquids is hard, darn hard. These are the best I got and someday I plan on getting a lot better since I now know what I didn’t then, like “shoot with a custom white balance”, “you cannot have too much re-directed light so that it comes from everywhere at once”, and “you live and die by your depth of field.” But my favorite is: “shoot quick, things that float have a habit of floating out of focus.” (Like who would know that before they start?!?!)
The last two photos are of a double lined coffee cup—it’s a little hard to figure that out from the picture. And finally, my last mea culpa: there were supposed to be images of frothy espresso in a demi-tasse, but by the time I got around to shooting them l had finished off the espresso. Oops! Oh well, next time…
Before viewing the photographs, I would also like to invite you to visit the poetry blog, the Book of Pain. As always, special thanks to my dearest Lyn, She Of Great Taste In All Things But Men, who does most of the photo selection. Thank you for dropping by the Book of Bokeh.
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