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    rob marshall

    Clematis stack

    Eight manually focussed images stacked in CS5. Canon 5DMk2, Sigma 105mm macro.

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    Clematis stack

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    Re: Clematis stack

    Brilliant shot, Rob!
    Focus stacking is one thing I am yet to try. I am waiting to have a better lighting setup first.

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    rob marshall

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sahil View Post
    Brilliant shot, Rob!
    Focus stacking is one thing I am yet to try. I am waiting to have a better lighting setup first.
    Thank you, Sahil. The lighting certainly helps. But you can get fairly cheap kits these days - which is all you need for still-life shots.

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    Very nice work!

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    Kits as in lens filter? I was tempted to give it a try also. Did you use CS5 or something else? Nice image.

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    rob marshall

    Re: Clematis stack

    Quote Originally Posted by KTHXBAI View Post
    Kits as in lens filter? I was tempted to give it a try also. Did you use CS5 or something else? Nice image.
    Michael

    i meant studio lighting kits. Mine cost as little as 250. Two main lamps, diffuser soft-boxes, cables etc. I use PS CS5 for editing.

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    Re: Clematis stack

    Love the colors, and the clarity in this. Beautiful shot, Rob.

    What is the overall depth that you were dealing with, and what aperture setting did you use? Normally I can see the exif data for your image, but for this one it seems to be blocked.

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    rob marshall

    Re: Clematis stack

    Quote Originally Posted by abhi View Post
    Love the colors, and the clarity in this. Beautiful shot, Rob.

    What is the overall depth that you were dealing with, and what aperture setting did you use? Normally I can see the exif data for your image, but for this one it seems to be blocked.
    The EXIF is here http://www.flickr.com/photos/carregw...n/photostream/ Sometimes you may not see it with a stacked shot, as it's a composite. I'm on a laptop at present so I can't look properly. The overall depth of field captured was about 10mm.

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    Re: Clematis stack

    Thanks, Rob. Would the difference in images be discernible if you had stopped down to f/16 or f/22 to cover the entire depth in the circle of confusion?

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    rob marshall

    Re: Clematis stack

    Quote Originally Posted by abhi View Post
    Thanks, Rob. Would the difference in images be discernible if you had stopped down to f/16 or f/22 to cover the entire depth in the circle of confusion?
    On it's own, it wouldn't have made any discernable difference changing from f/8 to f/16. But with photography, as with all things in life, success is often a series of cumulative small improvement steps, that taken together culminate in something better. Other may disagree, but I'm

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    Re: Clematis stack

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    That's something we all know.

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    rob marshall

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    That's something we all know.
    D'ya wanna tell my DB/HG?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob marshall View Post
    D'ya wanna tell my DB/HG?
    I will have to think about that one.

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