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I've been playing around with focus stacking lately and that has led me to exposure stacking, which is the technique used here. I'm wondering what you think about the result? Is it worth the effort? I mean, it's not difficult, but if it doesn't add to the result, why bother?
I'm using a D7000 with a 105 f/2.8 Manual Focus lens set at F22, from about 6 feet away. Natural light through a large window with a diffusion drape between the source and the subject, and a boom mounted reflector opposite for fill light.
I processed this in Photoshop 5, opening all three shots as separate layers, then aligned and blended them, before merging the layers into one. I then did a layers adjustment, a shadows and highlights adjustment, USM @ 150/1.2/2 then cropped to 8 x 10 ratio. I also did some minor noise reduction in LR3. Lastly, I added a square black vignette with the center pulled to the edges to burn off the stems as they exit the frame.
Thanks for looking and any comments suggestion you may have....
NIKON D7000 105 mm f/22.0 1/1 sec 800 ISO +0.7 EV