Charles Ginsburgh  

Small red Flower by Charles Ginsburgh

October 2021 - Small red Flower

About the Image(s)

Awhile ago I visited one of my favorite gardens and took this shot. Not only does this location (Gamble Gardens in Palo Alto CA) have a wonderful collection of plants, but you can set up your tripod in the flower beds as long as you do not injure any plants. Shooting between 7 and 9 AM is the best time as the garden is nearly empty and the breeze has yet to pick-up.

In this case I shot this bloom in vivo (in nature, not in a studio) using my Canon R6 camera with an 100 mm f/2.8 Macro Lens with the following settings; f/8, 1/50 sec, ISO 100 to collect 35 slices. This new Mirrorless camera has a function with aids in collecting focus slices easily, but one needs to stack then independently using a stacking application. One of my objectives with this shot was to capture all of the minute detail and texture within the bloom.

After stacking in Zerene Stacker, I edited the image in Photoshop to highlight the subjects and to add a textured background to enhance the final image.


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