Violet Coffee Cup

violet coffee cup
365:14 - Coffee Cup
NIKON D200 @ 40mm — 1/1 sec , ƒ/ 22 , ISO 100

I’m starting to come to the conclusion that the shots where I like the lighting are more luck of the draw than any actual skill on my part. Here, the coffee cup is exposed properly, but for some reason, I can’t seem to figure out how to lighten the background. Perhaps it’s time to start investing in some better lighting equipment!