REMEMBER THE DETAILS OF YOUR PROPS
Do you what to know what I see when I look at this image?
I see fake roses matching a flower bowel.
I also remember that the bowl was purchased at an antique shop very cheaply because there is a slight crack in the bottom which prevents it from holding any kind of liquid.
I see a teacup which really has Coke in it because I was as in a hurry to start photographing as usual and I didn't want to wait for the tea or coffee to brew.
And what I finally see is a tea bag which has a perfectly straight string.
(I remember from a long time back how I was raked over the coals by a really wise and famous photographer for having an EMPTY TEACUP in an image. Then I was rebuked for having a crook in the tea bag string - it detracted from the overall image.)
By now you must be thinking, "Why tell me all about this?"
Well, for reason number 1: you don't have to throw away an object like the bowl. Fresh flowers CAN live a short period of time without water....but you DO have to remember that there is a crack. Anyway, I purchased this bowl because I like the cut design on the glass. If there were flowers in the bowl, you wouldn't see the design.
Then for reason number 2: you really can use fake flowers if you position them wisely.
Now for reason number 3: follow through with what should be logical. A teacup is meant to have something in it and if you want it to be tea then a tea bag follows through with the overall idea of tea.
And by the way - look at the image for May 26 - but there may not be a tea bag in that image.
Challenge for the day:
Do some remembering.