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    Series two - Dramatic Seashells (focus-stacked B/W)

    More drama! Focus stacked and contrasty, just like series 1 (here) This time on a dark background with vignette and a bit of noise for some texture- these shells looked better on dark vs white. MUST view full size by clicking then press "F" for each photo... C&C appreciated

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    Re: Series two - Dramatic Seashells (focus-stacked B/W)

    Simply stunning! I like #1 best, but they are all fantastic - thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Series two - Dramatic Seashells (focus-stacked B/W)

    Simply Stunning.. I like #1 and #3 the best.

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    Re: Series two - Dramatic Seashells (focus-stacked B/W)

    Again, masterful examples of this technique and method of image-making.

    None is 'better' than the others. Each is an wonderful exhibition of the art and craft of photography. But I have to confess to loving the textures and shapes in the last one. I just think there is so much to explore in that image.

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    Re: Series two - Dramatic Seashells (focus-stacked B/W)

    I was waiting for the next installment. These are all fantastic.

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    Re: Series two - Dramatic Seashells (focus-stacked B/W)

    You really nailed these, Matt. My only misgiving is knowing that some people will use browsers that do not adequately display the nuance of the tones. As a result, they won't be able to see the subtle vignetting.

    Anxiously waiting for Series #3!

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    Re: Series two - Dramatic Seashells (focus-stacked B/W)

    Quote Originally Posted by pasusan View Post
    Simply stunning! I like #1 best, but they are all fantastic - thanks for sharing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Christina S View Post
    Simply Stunning.. I like #1 and #3 the best.
    Thank you, Susan, and Christina

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Again, masterful examples of this technique and method of image-making.

    None is 'better' than the others. Each is an wonderful exhibition of the art and craft of photography. But I have to confess to loving the textures and shapes in the last one. I just think there is so much to explore in that image.
    Donald, thank you for your feedback. I'm glad these images have reached you in that way. I think my goal has been achieved

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    I was waiting for the next installment. These are all fantastic.
    Thanks Bobo, glad you like them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    You really nailed these, Matt. My only misgiving is knowing that some people will use browsers that do not adequately display the nuance of the tones. As a result, they won't be able to see the subtle vignetting.

    Anxiously waiting for Series #3!
    Mike, thanks a lot. I'm glad these images have evoked such a response in yourself and others. There definitely will be more B&W Focus Stacks coming your way soon...

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    PS - As an added note to everyone, I have been thinking how peculiar it is that 95% of my images on this forum have been B&W, yet I've never really been very 'into' B&W in the past nor do I have much experience with it. The majority of my past images (from years ago when I was younger and actually active in photography) have been more colorful and of outdoor subjects/nature/landscape. I feel that this focus stacking technique lends itself well to the B&W treatment, and I think this is going to be a large part of my future body of work. Thank you all for following along and helping me improve.
    Last edited by FlyingSquirrel; 30th January 2013 at 05:59 AM. Reason: add thought

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    Re: Series two - Dramatic Seashells (focus-stacked B/W)

    Okay, WOW. You caught a level of detail worthy of a 36x24in print. Really impressive.

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    Re: Series two - Dramatic Seashells (focus-stacked B/W)

    Quote Originally Posted by RustBeltRaw View Post
    Okay, WOW. You caught a level of detail worthy of a 36x24in print. Really impressive.
    Thank you Lex!

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