After last week escapades, and another, short one planned for tomorrow, it was stay at home weekend this week. I ordered a bouquet of flowers, which my husband delivered ;), and took some time to find a decent natural light to take few photos. Everything was working agains me, since I also do not have, at this time, a lens close up work. I sold it about a month ago, which is story for another post. All I was left with was Lensbaby, which I have not used in a while with its macro kit.
I took it as a challenge, and decided, once more, to try focus stacking technique. The first few times it did not work for me. I think, at least until I get really familiar with the technique of taking pictures for focus stacking, I am not going to try to handhold. I know there are people who can do this (have you seen this interview with snowflake photographer Don Komarechka at herviewphotograhy.com?). This time, having camera on the tripod, made all the difference. I placed the flower in the distance that middle petals were in focus roughly in the middle of the move of the focusing ring. And then I was taking picture every half turn. It worked like a charm! And the Photoshop part of it is a pice of cake.
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