Aim: Our very first assignment is to high light the important of the rule of third as well as a background that contributes to the image. We were also asked to provide interest in three out of four "thirds". Lastly, our subject needs to be a beverage and the final result should be appealing and make our viewer wants to drink it. My interpretation of the assignment first came to mind when I was reminded that there is a little Japanese style garden where I live called Himeji Garden. I then found a tea pot and cup to bring to the garden along with hot water and all my equipments. I am trying to bring out a relaxation feel while bringing the focus onto the tea pot and tea cup. The background was kept mostly in focus to show the features of the garden. And I didn't want to just use shallow DOF to blur background like always. Setting: Camera: Nikon D90 Lens: 35mm F1.8G Focal Length 35mm Aperture: F/22 Shutter 1/100s ISO: 100 Lighting: Natural light, bright day light no shade Image: Conclusion: There are a few things I would personally change for this image, firstly a softer light during later time of the day would be much better. Also I would think that the composition would be better if the tea pot was slightly closer to the tea cup with a little overlap. Other than those two I am pretty happy with the photo. Please feel free to comment on the image, all C&C are welcomed. If there are any questions regarding the set up for this image, let me know and I will be happy to answer.