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Challenge: Detail (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Location: Yarrow Point, WA USA
Date: Nov 20, 2016
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 10 seconds
Date Uploaded: Nov 20, 2016

Photographer Notes
I like to walk and as I walk I’m struck by the minute details of the world. On a recent walk, I saw some fallen redwood pine cones under a neighbor’s tree. So, I picked up a few. The hard parts of the pine cones looked like little leaves wrapped around it. In the house, as the pine cones opened, they began dropping seeds that look an awful lot like oatmeal. Super cool.

The process was basic focus stacking. The images were shot using a tripod. My studio was our dining room table, lit by a west-facing window on a miserable Seattle day.

Post Processing
• Capture multiple exposures varying focus
• Convert from RAW
• Stack & Align in PS 2017 cc
• Mask to preserve focus throughout image
• Crop
• Remove Distractions
• Sharpen (PS2017CC High Pass Filter)
• Filter in OnOne Perfect Effects
• Warm (PS2017CC Warming Filter)
• Save for Web (PW2017CC)
Camera Data
• Date: 2016.11.20
• Camera: Nikon D800 e
• Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
• ISO: 100
• Aperture: f/16
• Exposure: 10 seconds

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12/05/2016 05:30:57 AM
Hello from the critique club

An interesting image that contributes well to the challenge

In terms of the challenge brief your use of focus stacking technique has enabled you to capture all the intricate detail of the cones, the seeds and the grain of the table top to produce an image that has lots of detail, well done. One thing that strikes me about this is although you have side lighting from your window to reveal the textures it still feels somewhat flat, for instance the spur from the lower left cone is much more difficult to discern than I would have expected. It may well be due to the fact that there is a lot of similarity in colour tones that is causing this. Having said all that the table does add a sympathetic and interesting background to the shot to make it overall quite an appealing image.
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