I laid in bed last night trying to come up with something and my idea was for a nearly empty cup of coffee sitting on a newspaper with coffee stains on the paper. You can find an abandoned coffee cup like this at almost any hour of any day in our house (perhaps minus the newspaper). With a picture in my mind I set out to create the mood of abandonment, sharp focus on the cup with the words of the newsprint blurred out in the background. Here is what I came up with:
1/8 sec, f4.5, 34mm, ISO 100
Edited in Adobe Lightroom 2 - Cropped, Aged Photo Preset, Point Curve-Strong Contrast
What do you think? What mood (if any) does the photo convey to you?