Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The JOY of Retirement

Many have said one of the best days of a persons life is their last day of work. Their retirement or not having to live by our alarm clock.

A very good friend, actually my best friends recently celebrated one of those days. My good friend's partner and wife for over thirty years, Linda, no longer lives by the annoying buzz of the alarm clock. The photograph below show part of their celebrations. Linda's Gift Table shows the gifts her hubby, family and friends gave in celebration of what I am calling 'The Blessed Event' or 'Just The Best Day' ...
The Retirement Party
... and The Gift Table.

Photograph by Best Friend (©)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Black & White Focus Stacked Image

For my macro (WiKi) photography and because of the limited depth of field (what is in focus) usually associated with macro images I need an application that will extend said field of focus. 

Therefor I am currently testing a commercial package, two applications, Helicon Focus and Helicon Remote from HeliSoft. Together this software will allow for focus stacking (WiKi) and tethered camera control. Where Helicon Remote will automate the gathering of all the images (shot at varying focus points) needed for Helicon Focus to do it's focus stacking. 

Test result:
  • Camera: Nikon D90
  • Lens Focal Length: 105mm (Full-frame or 35mm equiv: 158mm)
  • Image Stack: 9 images and each with a manual exposure of 0.5 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200
  • Image: Black and White, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9.png  
Test Result : Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9.png