With a Geological Twist

Golden Ears Provincial Park 2



Photo Collection

The photographs in this collection were created with a new technique I learned: focus stacking. A set of photographs are taken with the camera focused at different distances from the lens. Each photograph of the set is focused at a different distance. The computer, really the computer program, removes all the parts of each image that are out of focus. The parts in focus are stacked into one image. If one takes enough images, then one gets a composite image with everything from near at hand to far away in focus. I found I was taking over 20 images of the same view.

One needs a still day, if outdoors, so that objects in the scene do not change position. Also, a tripod is needed to hold the camera in a fixed position for all the images. A cable release is a much used accessory in the process.

Having everything in focus enhances the haunting feeling I get when looking at photographs. I hope you find yourself equally touched by them.


Copyright and related matters:

© by J. Nicholls (2018) Although copyright is claimed for this work, you are free to copy, print, and give away copies. You can even sell copies if you can find someone to buy them. What you are not given permission to do is prevent others from doing the same thing, that is: others can also copy, print, give away, or sell copies. I would appreciate being acknowledged as the source. jim.nicholls@shaw.ca