Mint on Ice, by Ola Cedell

The photo was taken as a part of an assignment and exploring the depth of field and to create a more three dimensional feeling to a photography with the help of depth of field. I used a wet ice cube, to make it more interesting I added a mint leaf. I think the mint leaf also help to add a more three dimensional feeling to the photo as well as a proportion of size, making a macro photo easier to grasp. To capture the frame I used natural light and some cardboard to block and reflect light, to get some sparkling highlights in the ice.
-Focus was done on the mint / corner of the ice cube.
-Working distance 20 to 25 cm. I used f/5.6 to have enough depth of field. I tried smaller and larger opening, a smaller opening and it looked unnaturally, too large opening and the three dimensional feeling was lost.-Exposure Bias -0.3EV (multi-zone or matrix metering)

Mint on Ice, by Ola Cedell

ILCE-7RM2 with FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS | Exposure 1/10sec @ f/5.6 | ISO 200 | Focal Length 90mm
Mint on Ice, by Ola Cedell

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | May 01
Award Score: 69 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Food Photography
Photograph Location: Malmö, Skåne | Sweden

Photographer: Ola Cedell (Malmo, Sweden) Registered
Born in southern Sweden in 1969, Ola Cedell moved to Melbourne Australia in 1996, then to Aachen Germany in 2001, and returned back to southern Sweden in 2003. Food has been a big part of Cedell’s life, as he always enjoys tasting and trying new things. Besides his engineering career, he has been enjoying amateur photography since 1996. Nowadays, Landscape and food photography are his main categories, i.e. for the catering company Gazpacho. His inspiration comes form all around the world, but mainly in southern Sweden as well as France Alpes/Provence.

Portfolio: http://www.cedell.se
Website: http://www.gazpacho.se
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ola.cedell

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