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.”