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Nice one, Peter.

Although, I was thinking it was gonna be an old strobe unit.






Jul 24, 2023 at 07:30 PM
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Great, unique image. How many stacked shots were combined in Helicon to get this?



Jul 26, 2023 at 09:09 PM
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chiron wrote:
Great, unique image. How many stacked shots were combined in Helicon to get this?


I think there were just over two hundred images in the stack.




Aug 13, 2023 at 04:05 AM
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Peter Figen wrote:
I think there were just over two hundred images in the stack.



Wow. Just so that I understand--using the Rodenstock and the bellows, you refocused and pressed the shutter about 200 times and then combined the images in Helicon, which managed the merging automatically?

You get some remarkable effects. I'm also thinking of the pliers or wire cutter image you made.



Aug 13, 2023 at 06:00 AM
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RustyBug wrote:
Nice one, Peter.

Although, I was thinking it was gonna be an old strobe unit.




Kent we are going along the same thought line thus my Honeywell 610 Pressmaster comment



Aug 13, 2023 at 06:50 AM
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chiron wrote:
Wow. Just so that I understand--using the Rodenstock and the bellows, you refocused and pressed the shutter about 200 times and then combined the images in Helicon, which managed the merging automatically?

You get some remarkable effects. I'm also thinking of the pliers or wire cutter image you made.


Yes, that's it. I always start with the nearest point of focus, which is sometimes hard to determine from an angle like this, and, in fact, I think I did this one twice because the first time I missed the point of closest focus by something stupid like half a millimeter. But there was more to it than that because, as you focus the image size is slightly changing, you don't always know exactly where the crop is going to end up and I wasn't happy with the first crop so there were two reasons for doing it again. The wire cutters were 248 focus slices and that one I did at least three times and then re-did one section as Helicon was having an issue with the grain of the metal that in the end I simply had to retouch - kinda like I hit some sort of limit where it just freaked out and didn't know what to do. It completed the stack but there was a dog leg abrupt turn in the machined grain of the metal where that grain should have just been straight and nothing I could try in Helicon fixed it even when reshooting just that section by itself.

And all of these were cobbled together on my old 2017 iMac where Helicon took close to three hours when you drop 200+ 600 mb files on it at once. I'm just getting a brand new fully decked out Mac Studio with 192 GB of ram set up and have not tried it out on that yet but expect it to be significantly faster - or at least it better be - so at least the time factor of redoing things won't be so bad.




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airfrogusmc wrote:
Kent we are going along the same thought line thus my Honeywell 610 Pressmaster comment


I did another version where that included the ziggy metal part of the masher but this one was more abstract and I went with it instead. I can fully see it as the handle to anything else.




Aug 13, 2023 at 08:41 AM
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I can only imagine the amount of detail on a large print.

Good luck with the new Mac.



Aug 13, 2023 at 08:43 AM
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airfrogusmc wrote:
I can only imagine the amount of detail on a large print.

Good luck with the new Mac.


I've started making test prints, mostly about 36" wide of some of the downtown LA images from this last winter and I think this is a good suggestion to try this one. The prints from some of these other macro focus stacked images are just crazy to look at when you see micro details so large and so crisp.




Aug 13, 2023 at 09:14 AM
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Peter Figen wrote:
Yes, that's it. I always start with the nearest point of focus, which is sometimes hard to determine from an angle like this, and, in fact, I think I did this one twice because the first time I missed the point of closest focus by something stupid like half a millimeter. But there was more to it than that because, as you focus the image size is slightly changing, you don't always know exactly where the crop is going to end up and I wasn't happy with the first crop so there were two reasons for doing it again.
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It is a very interesting and original approach. I do imagine they would make striking large prints. When you break the software, you know you are doing something unique.



Aug 13, 2023 at 09:29 AM
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Peter Figen wrote:


I've started making test prints, mostly about 36" wide of some of the downtown LA images from this last winter and I think this is a good suggestion to try this one. The prints from some of these other macro focus stacked images are just crazy to look at when you see micro details so large and so crisp.



The sharpness and clarity have to be amazing.



Aug 13, 2023 at 09:46 AM
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airfrogusmc wrote:
The sharpness and clarity have to be amazing.


When I get back from this trip, I'll print one of these and see how it looks. There really is something about seeing fine detail many times life size that is compelling in its own right. Fingers crossed about printing to the 9900 from Ventura.



Aug 13, 2023 at 02:14 PM
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