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OWLP
03-29-2010, 08:44 PM
So nice and warm already and they say snow again by the end of this week. :yuck:

http://www.okanaganwildlifephotography.com/10/flowersblue100146932.jpg

http://www.okanaganwildlifephotography.com/10/flowersblue100146950-54z.jpg

Bambi
03-29-2010, 09:25 PM
I love this! wonderful colour! :thumbup:

Mad Aussie
03-30-2010, 01:59 AM
That 2nd shot is a beaut. The flower colour and the bokeh just compliment each other perfectly.

Hillbillygirl
03-30-2010, 07:06 AM
Nice to see some colour after all these months of grey.

OWLP
03-30-2010, 11:34 AM
Thanks all. :)
Now it doesn't take long anymore and the Balsam Roots are blooming and everything here is yellow.

kat
03-30-2010, 11:39 AM
Yay..spring photos! Boo to not being anywhere near spring yet!

Love that second one!

OWLP
03-30-2010, 12:33 PM
Thanks Kat. :)
Second one is a photo stack of five single pics.

kat
03-30-2010, 12:39 PM
Thanks Kat. :)
Second one is a photo stack of five single pics.


To make it all sharp?

Bambi
03-30-2010, 02:53 PM
Thanks Kat. :)
Second one is a photo stack of five single pics.

I don't understand this? How does a photo stack work? what is it's purpose? :confused:

Mad Aussie
03-30-2010, 04:07 PM
I don't understand this? How does a photo stack work? what is it's purpose? :confused:
Sometimes people will use a stack of shots to create a huge depth of field. By adjusting the focus with each shot they can create a shot that has sharp focus from the front elements right through to the back elements. Usually not necessary with landscapes or wider angle shots but very handy for closer up or zoomed in work and also where a very low f-stop is needed that creates a narrow depth of field.

OWLP
03-30-2010, 05:24 PM
MA explained it very well already. I just want to add, that you go with the camera forward (try not to rotate it) to the object and take the shots. Then you use certain Software to get the better DOF. CombineZP for example, which is Freeware, or Zerene Stacker. This one is not Freeware, but also allows rotation of the camera.

Mad Aussie
03-30-2010, 06:38 PM
Or as I did once ... used layer masking and didn't move the camera at all ... tripod and different focus points with each shot.

kat
03-30-2010, 08:49 PM
Or as I did once ... used layer masking and didn't move the camera at all ... tripod and different focus points with each shot.


Yah...if one had more than three focus points :headslap:

Bambi
03-30-2010, 09:06 PM
Sometimes people will use a stack of shots to create a huge depth of field. By adjusting the focus with each shot they can create a shot that has sharp focus from the front elements right through to the back elements. Usually not necessary with landscapes or wider angle shots but very handy for closer up or zoomed in work and also where a very low f-stop is needed that creates a narrow depth of field.

okay so then you stack them via layers and have different elements show through? is there a tutorial on this somewhere?

Mad Aussie
03-30-2010, 09:26 PM
Yah...if one had more than three focus points :headslap:
:) I didn't mean the AF Points ... I mean you manually choose different points to focus on with each shot. Something close for the first shot ... a bit further into the scene for shot 2 ... etc etc.

Mad Aussie
03-30-2010, 09:28 PM
okay so then you stack them via layers and have different elements show through? is there a tutorial on this somewhere?
Not sure ... but it's the same same as the other layer masking technique whether sharpening etc.

The easiest way I imagine is to get that software OWL was talking about and let that create the image for you ... like using HDR software I guess. I haven't done it this way.

kat
03-30-2010, 09:29 PM
:) I didn't mean the AF Points ... I mean you manually choose different points to focus on with each shot. Something close for the first shot ... a bit further into the scene for shot 2 ... etc etc.

Ahh..got yah. I was hoping to have another complaint to get that new camera.. booo....

Mad Aussie
03-30-2010, 09:37 PM
Ahh..got yah. I was hoping to have another complaint to get that new camera.. booo....
Ah just flash him something nice and stick your hand out for the money!! :thumbup: