Oxygen, Water, Food these were the first things that I thought of when I saw this for today. Then I thought about family, friends, and other things that are quite important to me. Then I thought some more. Coffee because there is no life prior to the first cup of it in the morning. Then I thought about creativity or creating . Outside of the basics of life for me it is important to have a creative outlet. It is a must because that will allow me to focus my mind and as a result of that it has a quieting effect on it.
This is my current finishing point or image but this is not quite where I started. Overall I took 30 images including oops and misfires.
This was the first image but the starting point was coffee beans from there I found the cup I wanted to use then the surface/background. After that it was a matter of finding the dof I wanted then tweaking the lighting the way I wanted. I scrim here a ipad box there (its white and reflective) a white card there. Then it was turn speed light up . Ok too bright so turn it down until I got it the way I wanted. When I am concentrating on the smaller details the noise of the world and my mind disappears and I find myself enjoying the process of creating.