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Only my second try at focus stacking. I still have a lot to learn, like take out the battries so as the second hand doesn't show up twice. Anyway I thought I'd post it to see what people think?

This is an image made up of 17 images each one with a different focal point, then aligned and blended in photoshop to try and give a greater depth of field.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Lens:105.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:14 Apr 2013 - 11:44 AM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.4
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:0.6sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:TAG Time
Username:ArtyArt ArtyArt
Uploaded:15 Apr 2013 - 9:02 PM
Tags:Close up, Close-up / macro, Focus stacking, Macro, Nikon, Photoshop, Watch
Votes:7

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AndrewAlbert
AndrewAlbert e2 Member 7AndrewAlbert vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2013 - 9:18 PM

A challenging technique! Wonderful detail and tone, Andrew

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pablophotographer
16 Apr 2013 - 10:19 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi, I am not sure of the lighting that came from the top and created the background light area is reflected on the crystal of the watch, it gives the impression that it has 4 big hands, is the time 20 to 12 plus 30 minutes past 11? The small time hand seems to show something close to 12, there is also this possibility of the time to be 3 minutes to 12?

In most cases the hands are shot in an angle to create something like a superficial smile like 10 minutes past 10 if shot vertically, as here. And if shot horizontally I would suggest a different setting like 5 minutes past 5 so the "smile" is perceived correctly.

I can also distinguish another source of lighting form the right, that has created at the background a shape similar to the watch, good idea Smile

It has taken you quite some time to prepare it I suppose, let alone to shoot it. So, I don't feel well by saying that the rotating bezel is normally set at harmony with the hour indicators inside, starting point is expected to be at 12 o'clock, unless you shoot a long exposure and indicate the time counting going on...

But for 17 changes of focus, stacking and aligning in one frame, you are "spot-on" as they say, bravo.

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ArtyArt
ArtyArt e2 Member 3201 forum postsArtyArt vcard United Kingdom
17 Apr 2013 - 11:58 AM

Pablo, thank you very much for your comment. Totally agree with the number of hands shown, it does look a bit of a mess. I will remove the batteries when I try this again. The light source is just one lamp, top right of the watch. I crated a vignetting effect in Lightroom to throw more emphasis on the watch itself. Once again thank for the comment.

Ian

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pablophotographer

Hi Ian,

I suspect if you can cover the source of light with a difusing surface you will avoid the harsh reflection on the crystal. (An A4 paper might suffice but leave some space for the lamp to be cooled). I can distinguish a hint of yellow quality in the light, as it is reflected from the steel of the bezel timemeter; if you have a reading light bulb (blue) that produces light similar to the sun's you could have the lighting to sunshine and save you the setting time for the manual. I can't distinguish the seconds hand but it can be stopped by pulling out the hour setting button, on both automatic and quartz watches. Once the seconds hand has stopped running you can even lower the aperture to allow more -of the difused light- to record the watch on the sensor. Taking advantage of the long "frozen" moment, you can even have a beer break Smile

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 3:58 PM

Like the good details that the FS is giveing you, some good lesson learn't too
Regards Richard

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