Photography on manual: 2 –; Splash

The first exercise we’ve been given is to capture a splash in a cup…

Tea splashing out of a mug on the kitchen floor

**First splash.** My kitchen is in a basement, so it’s a little bit dark. Even with the ISO jacked all the way up, this was the lightest I could get with the fastest possible shutter speed.

Tea splashing out of a mug, outdoors on a patio

**Second splash.** So I went outside! Unfortunately my burst caught the splash a bit late.

Tea splashing out of a mug, outdoors on a patio. Plant pot on the left.

**Best splash.** Finally got the hang of it. Though I wonder if the plant pot on the left spoils the composition.

Tea splashing out of a mug, outdoors on a patio. Square crop.

**Best splash, cropped.** If I crop the pot out, but keep it landscape, I cut too much of the splash out. I’m not sure if square works either.