A Cup of Coffee and a Book (19)

Some of you might recall a Cup of Coffee and a Book (17), where in the comments Brian (Bushboy) and Jude suggested my positioning in the composition was ‘off’, so I first took the hump(!)  then decided to have another go! After all, it keeps the brain and the creative juices going….

So what’s the verdict??

Linked to Isolation Photography Project at Jeff Sinon’s here


  1. I like the way the light is caught in #17. Very bold. And sometimes ‘off’ is good. Shakes up the viewers’ perceptions too. But I love the somnalent air of #19.

  2. Glasses on the book for me. The juxtaposition of subjects and lighting makes the scene
    Sorry I gave you a humph. I did mean to be critic positive. Glad you found the mojo to be creative. A lot of times I won’t just like and move on or just move on. You have a creative eye I enjoy. If everyone said that wonderful, lovely would you ever feel challenged? I try to strive to be better and sometimes I do. It’s all about focus ❤

    • Sue

      Oh, you’re absolutely right, Brian….we need to be challenged, and I value comments, it makes me rethink. As you say, focus (and not just the lens!)

  3. Yes I like this pointy composition

  4. Oh yes!!! Beautiful diagonals and perfect placement of objects – well worth another go.

  5. I like this one. Bu I also like seeing what book you’ve chosen.

  6. It works fine for me, but then so did the other one. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  7. Enigmatic: there’s an unspoken story there with the shadow bars across the table and the book, or a metaphor about how self-isolation is imprisonment…

  8. I’m on the roof with my phone and can’t see it well enough to judge. Will check later 😂💕

  9. Well firstly I apologise for giving you the humph. I try to give a positive critique when commenting otherwise I hold my own. I much prefer this composition, and I’d also like to see this with the glasses on top of the book, which is what Brian mentioned I think. I do like these vignettes of yours and the way you capture the light.

  10. I love this one. My interest in photo shoot, angles and etc grow even bigger as I have more time at home now. Good work.

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