Monday, 8 December 2014

A Ring Rabbit on a rainy day.

Rain. Sunday.  Plans down the drain.

So, my first attempt at focus stacking with photoshop and macro.  I don't think this is too bad for a first try - four shots, each focused on different planes, merged to form one image.  It's a wee bit slow - I can only work out how to do it one pair of images at a time - but it passes the hours while I wait for the rain to stop.

In case you are wondering - this ring rabbit is where S hangs here rings at night.


You can find more macro shots at Macro Monday2 and I Heart Macro.

20 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Wow cool image. It does not look like it could even be four shots merged.. Well done..

Andrea Priebe said...

Okay ... Focus Stacking? Where are the stacks? And, how and why do you stack? This is the first time I have heard of it and you have tweaked my curiosity. All of that said, the Rabbit is awesome and how nice that S has such a cute place to put her rings. I never take my rings off so, no ring rabbit at my house. Very fun, Stewart and I hope you have time to explain ... I am really interested.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Irma said...

Hi Stewart,
Beautiful shot, merged images.
Well done, my compliments.
Best regards, Irma

Margaret Adamson said...

I love what you have done however it is way over my head but very clever of you.

Linda W. said...

Wow - nice job! Looks like one image instead of four.

Sylvia K said...

What a great capture for the day, Stewart! I love it! Hope you have a great new week as well!!

Revrunner said...

I've never tried that.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Good for you Stewart. I tried focus stacking on some mushrooms. I couldn't figure out the process. I haven't tried since. Maybe my photo program isn't correct for that task.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
wonderful depth gained from this Stewart! My newbie (the Fudge), has got a function for stacking on one of its (ridiculously) many dial options - am a long way off experimenting with it yet though! YAM xx

Christian Weiß said...

Great shot, try the CombineZP software, its free and very easy to use.

Felicia said...

I've heard of focus stacking. sound tedious though. hope your rain stops soon.

Pat Tillett said...

I have never heard of focus stacking. One of these days, I'm going to have to break down and buy (or rent) PS for a while to see how I like it.

Hannah said...

The rabbit is so cool, quintessential silver. The rings look uncomfortable to sleep in, so it's nice S can trust her rings to the rabbit's care. I can't detect the stacking either.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Cute little rabbit. I don't do much editing so this is way over my head.

Valerie said...

A very appealing shot Stewart and I applaud your patience and perseverance!

Villrose said...

Nice work! Maybe you stopped the rain, too?

Laura said...

Wow what a wonderful effect Stewart! Thanks as always for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

Marie said...

A sharp, lovely shot! Don't understand about the photoshop image stacking...doesn't matter. Like the photo very much! :-)

bailey-road.com said...

Your efforts resulted in a lovely, sharp macro.

Lee said...

Now he's a cute little fellow!