Mike Walker  

Rose Quartz by Mike Walker

November 2019 - Rose Quartz

November 2019 - Mike Walker

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November 2019 - Mike Walker

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About the Image(s)

This was taken using my extremely 'low-tech' studio set-up. All the light is from the windows behind the camera, and I even needed to put a diffuser in the way to reduce the highlights. The whole setup takes 10 minutes to put together. The iPad is controlling all the camera settings and acting as the shutter. I only touch the camera to focus while I use the iPad as the viewfinder. I have found that f11 works the best for this combination of lens and extension tube.
EOS M3, EF 50 1.8 with EF 25 extension tube. ISO 100, f11, 0.6 sec. Processed in LR Classic, setting the white and black points first, then reducing the Highlights and increasing Contrast and Texture

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5 comments posted

Linda M Medine   Linda M Medine
I love your technique. I cropped the part that was in focus to make a new image. To me, it looks like I am looking overhead at a red sanded desert with a stream running through.   Posted: 11/07/2019 11:33:01
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An interesting image Mike. I love your studio setup.   Posted: 11/10/2019 18:07:38

Mark McKinney   Mark McKinney
I am sort of lost with this. Sorry. The areas out of focus both front and back are a problem.   Posted: 11/12/2019 18:48:37

Harley Rubens   Harley Rubens
I am trying various macro techniques including Helicon focus to do focus stacking, but I am with Mark on this one. Focus stacking would help with depth of field.   Posted: 11/19/2019 14:30:06

Mike Walker   Mike Walker
I'm not sure about this image either! It started out as the horizon of a red planet ( I really need to go out more I think). There is something there, though I'm not sure how to get to it - hence asking you what you thought. I like Linda's idea of cropping and rotating, and I will see what I can do with focus stacking. Many thanks.   Posted: 11/20/2019 16:50:28