Everlasting Purple-blue Statice, by Ola Cedell

This photograph was taken as a part of an assignment were you learn how to get the best tone without doing any alternations. As a subject I used a everlasting Statice. The flower looks like folded silk/tissue paper. The Idea behind the photography was for the purple-blue leaves disappear slightly blurred in to the darkness. When taking the photography natural light and manual mode was used, and due to the dark background I used spot metering. Due to the short working distance f/4 was used to not have a to short depth of field.

Everlasting Purple-blue Statice, by Ola Cedell

ILCE-7RM2 with FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS | Exposure 1/15sec @ f/4 | ISO 400 | Focal Length 90mm
Everlasting Purple-blue Statice, by Ola Cedell

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | May 08
Award Score: 68 (Value 12.5, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 12.5, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Close-Up 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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