A Cup of Coffee and a Book (28)

This is an experiment, and I need to develop it further to get a better image….but it’s a start! How to get the focus right when you’re not in the picture, how not  to knock the tripod over when you are less than nimble, after setting the self-timer and having 12seconds to manoeuvre into position!!

Linked toIsolation Photography Project at Jeff Sinon’s here


  1. A clever idea, Sue, and it has worked well. And well done on using the tripod – I keep meaning to get mine out but never quite get round to it.
    What about using a remote so that you don’t have to dash so much?

  2. I saw the image and thought, who is there with Sue? Read the words and had a chuckle at the effort made for a great photo. I am impressed Sue at your composition, lighting and effort. I bet you were glad we could see the coffee cup. Was there only one go? ❤

  3. Well worth the effort involved. I love those shadows.

  4. As far as I can tell, you couldn’t have done it any better. Well done for going ‘retro’ with a tripod too.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Sue

      Well, there is room for improvement in my eyes, Pete….but I may not succeed! As for using the tripod, I don’t have a Smartphone and three hands, , so this was the only way!

  5. I think it worked very well, both focus and the camera stand is right. And I like the final result. Two thoughts for ideas to handle the challenges – since you kind of ask: Enough depth of field will help take care of some inaccuracies between focusing and positioning yourself. And if you use a wireless release, you don’t have to hurry back in position. 🙂

  6. How wonderfully it worked! Who needs to be nimble??? Spectacles, book, light panels, and you! A great combination. (But what’s the book??)

  7. A beautifully serene capture – thank you for the insight into all the work that goes into this creation!

  8. oh this is so lovely . . . a gorgeous experiment 🙂

    and I am with Debbie in trying a remote if you can. Guess your phone won’t control your camera

  9. I think it is excellent! And a reminder to me to get the tripod out and the macro lens whilst we have a still day.

  10. I like the lighting here, Sue, and the perspective. Well done.

  11. Ohh, yes, this one is my favourite so far. Wonderful.

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