Koffee Haus Lighting

Koffee Haus Lighting

f/13, 1/200, ISO-200, 50mm

I got this shot today at my local coffee shop the Fifth Street Koffee Haus while on my weekly coffee date with my wife. I wasn’t actually trying very hard to get a “good” picture. I was just playing with my new 50mm Canon EF lens – that really really cheap one.

I have to say that this is the best lens in my arsenal at the moment. Every time I use it I am amazed at things it is capable of. This particular shot was taken at f/13 at 1/200, ISO-200. The back wall is a cream color, and about 10 feet to the right at a 90 degree angle is a large bay window allowing oodles of light into the place.

This speaks somewhat to my inexperience, but I never would have imagined I could get a picture like this from that scene, and this is basically how it came out of the camera. I punched up the color a bit but had to do no adjustments at all to the background to get it “dark enough.”

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  1. sunsetseasoul October 25, 2011 at 8:58 pm #

    Great capture!

  2. KatiesCameraBlog October 25, 2011 at 9:34 pm #

    Love those cheap 50mm lenses (both Canon and Nikon). Great lenses there. I love this photo. That rich color is just gorgeous, and the texture is interesting. Love the black background. Assuming the light was kind of bright and there was some shadow behind it. I LOVE how you can get black backgrounds that way! 🙂 Great shot!

  3. amy b. October 27, 2011 at 8:48 am #

    My “cheap” 50mm is a favorite, too… the only thing cheap is the price! I am still learning my lenses so trying to give each lens equal time, but it’s hard not to leave the 50 on all the time.

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