papaya and coffee

Hawaii Breakfast Still Life

Posted on | Shot on at 12:22:43

Hawaiian breakfast from the Kapa’a Farmer’s Market. Papaya and coffee. Really liked the juxtaposition of warm and dark here; the range from yellow through orange and red in the mug and fruit against the warm dark tones of the table and coffee.

This isn’t super setup — I probably should have wiped off the condensation ring on the table — and while the reflections on the surface of the table were part of what made me love and want to capture this composition — like thick white gesso applied with a knife to a board — I’m not sure whether their organic edges enhance or detract from the scene.

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  • Camera: Canon EOS M
  • ISO: 1000
  • Shutter speed: 1/40 sec
  • Focal length: 25mm
  • Aperture: f/4.0


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