Location:At home, Ipswich
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland
The Setup:I read about focus stacking and decided to try it for myself. The root here was placed at an angle so that it was not possible to get all of it in focus (even at f/29). The final image is formed from three source photos - one focused on the left, one on the middle and one on the right, and combined using CombineZP.
The camera & lens:Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II @ 28mm
Filters: 0.42x fisheye filter (macro mode)
Exposure: 1" @ f/18, ISO 100 ((1-stop bracketing))
- Load in all three images and press the "automatic" button. (Which applies six different macros and lets you choose which one looks best.)
- Exposure +0.30, Fill light +30, clarity +100 and temperature +6K (very little).
The wash-up:I'm sad that this was the best looking root that I could find. Last week I found a superb one (lovely detail) but got carried away photograping other things, and it shrivelled up.
What would you do?
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