Jody Coker  

Valey by Jody Coker

August 2022 - Valey

About the Image(s)

Hoping for a 1930s feel for this photo stack of a Valet AutoStrap razor that was manufactured between 1928 & 1935. I used a Lume Cube to light the handle and a Lume Cube panel to light the head. Mounted my camera with a 100mm macro lens on a focus rail so I could work my way down from the head to the end of the handle. To increase the likelihood of getting every part in focus I only moved the camera by one turn of the rail adjustment. It took 117 layers to capture the length of the razor using a shutter speed of 2.5 seconds, f14 and iso 400. Post was done with Affinity photo, cloning as used to remove any artifacts leftover from the stacking.

5 comments posted

Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
(Group 42)
I very much like the lighting and the sharpness. To me, it would be a tad nicer if the background texture on the right were a little less prominent, and on the left, a little more prominent.   Posted: 08/02/2022 14:53:35

Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
I like this one very much! You've done an excellent job with the lighting. As a result, we can see all the details and textures, and read the letters easily. I see what Robert is talking about and agree that would improve the visual balance. Still, the image has a lot of great impact.
  Posted: 08/03/2022 16:54:57

Leonid Shectman   Leonid Shectman
good picture everything is in place.   Posted: 08/05/2022 16:36:06

Jon Joyce   Jon Joyce
Nice macro, Jody. The image is crisp and sharp. Increasing the aperture to increase the dof could save you some time by reducing the number of shots.   Posted: 08/08/2022 15:29:12

Judy Merson   Judy Merson
Nice sharp macro I think it should be more angled   Posted: 08/09/2022 13:12:30


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