It’s hard to travel and shoot and publish every day and for a few more days I’ll be focusing on shooting only.
This 15-frame focus stack needs a bit more retouching work, as the stacking process turned out to be perfect on detail and troublesome with the sky in a few places. But the defects are subtle.
While it has a few subtle stacking artifacts, this image really shows well what a single frame can do; I think the near and far detail adds a lot to the image.
It is impossible to achieve this detailed capture with any other technique—f/11 or f/16 won’t do it (and would degrade the image overall) and a tilt lens would have serious problems with depth of field out of plane. I’m considering offering one-on-one photo tours for teaching both field use and computer processing aspects—contact me if interested.
Images presented at up to 100 megapixels resolution. For comparison purposes, I include the single frame versus stacked frame for all the stacking examples so far.