The last of us

Low key macro photograph of a late season purple coneflower (echinacea). Buttery bokeh and shallow depth of field tell the story here.
The last of us — 100mm | f/4 | ISO 100 | EXP 1/250

Just a guy getting in the very last his purple coneflowers have to offer. My potted echinacea are last men standing (barely), and I wanted to get in some eleventh hour shots before final decay.

As afternoon light was pouring in over the rooftop I grabbed the camera and went for a slightly upward perspective shooting from a crouched position. With one good flower left I wanted to really go for a sharp cut-off with respect to depth of field, drawing attention to the ends of the front four petals. From there I’d let a low key workflow and buttery bokeh tell the rest of the story.





2 responses to “The last of us”

  1. Ben Avatar

    The low key look is spot on!

  2. […] The last of us | Taken: September 5, 2014 | Location: My house, Manahawkin, NJ […]

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