Homage to b4light -- http://www.23hq.com/b4light/photo/6759207. This is a focus stack of 16 photos blended with Helicon focus. Shot using a 50mm lens at f/1.4, giving each individual photo a very small depth of field. Helicon is not perfect; you can see many artifacts. But it's better than I can do manually in GIMP, and a lot easier too.

3 comments so far...

b4light May 24, 2011, 06:25 PM
Nice! Thanks for linking to this. I like the many multicolored
reflections/diffractions. Something odd about the reflection of
the right side of the bottle - did you paint it over with black?
Perkin-warbeck May 24, 2011, 07:22 PM
Yes, I did a little painting to remove halos on the sides of the bottle, where they were most apparent. The multicolored diffraction is from cross-polarized lighting (polarized light source + polarizer on lens).
mramshaw May 27, 2011, 07:59 AM
Great idea and excellent results.

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