A tiny plant absorbed all Sandra’s attention that summer evening on the Swedish island of Öland. Shooting macro meant a narrow depth in focus, so she chose an in‑camera double exposure, focusing on the first and then third row of seeds. ‘The challenge was balancing,’ says Sandra, ‘and finding that perfect frame’.
The Cotswold pennycress produces clusters of tiny, white flowers in spring, which ripen into delicate, heart-shaped seedpods. This species sets up home on limestone soils and old walls throughout Europe. However, due to the removal of marginal land and the use of herbicides this species is now becoming increasingly rare.
Nikon D800; 105mm f2.8 lens; 1/100 sec at f4.2; ISO 100; double exposure.
Djupvik, Öland, Sweden
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Sandra Bartocha, Germany
Sandra specialises in landscapes and plants. She seeks to photograph nature in an artistic way, focusing on details, light, colours and moods, and using creative camera techniques to best capture the beauty of a scene. Her pictures have been published in magazines, books and calendars, and she has received prizes in numerous international competitions.