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Macro and focus Stacking

Among Stephen Branley's albums



  • Garlic String

    I've been trying a multi-focus thingy known as 'stacking' with my garlic string, or should I call it a g-string? With macro photography the depth of field is usually too shallow to get the whole image in focus. This is a stacked image of 10 shots, each wi…

  • Pineapple

    A focus stacked image of the good old juicy pineapple.....

  • Red Onion

    A focus stacked image of a red onion. Not my best effort to be honest, must try harder.....


  • Conkers

    One of my first attempts at focus stacking. 5 photos were stacked and blended....

  • Maize

    Maize, nature's perfect little parcel, focus stacked, 12 shots.....

  • A Bowl of Fruit

    Focus stacking using 21 images. My best attempt so far and, as with all my focus stacking in the studio, I use natural light from a window and a home made reflector....


  • Chocolate Gâteau

    Our daughter Megan spent a long time in the kitchen making this magnificent dark and white chocolate gâteau. I hope this 14 image stacked photo has done it visual justice....

  • Lily

    Part of Janice's Valentines flower bouquet. The bouquet made for good subjects in a bit of macro work....

  • Red Chrysanthemum.

    Well, after much searching a friend helped me out, what I thought was a red daisy is infact a red Chrysanthemum....


  • Death of a Rose

    More of Janice's flowers, the roses didn't fare too well, but I enjoyed working with them....

  • Lily#2

    This is a stack of 6 images....

  • Lily#3

    Lilies have just three petals in addition to three sepals. However, the sepals of a lily resemble the petals, making it look as if the flower actually has six petals. Since the sepals and petals are identical in size and color, it is difficult to distingu…


  • Lily#1

    The pistil is the centre shaft, the rest are the stamen which consists of two parts; the anther and the filament. The filament is the stem-like section that holds up the anther and anchors it to the center of the flower. The anther is the elongated sectio…

  • Violin#1

    This is Janices older violin. Recently she fitted a new bridge. Not an easy task as it has to be sanded and shaped to the correct configuration for the instrument. At the same time she also added new strings....

  • Violin#2

    She's had this violin a few years now, it's looking a little worn, but it's to be expected as it was made in the early 1900's by a Frenchman, Adolf Durenzy....


  • Violin#3

    The violin maybe old, but the tuning fork is out, and the electronic tuner is in, Janice has gone all hi-tech with her violin now....

  • J.W.Benson Pocket Watch

    'Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid'. Frank Zappa....

  • J.W.Benson Pocket Watch

    W.H. Auden once said, 'Music is the best means we have of digesting time'....


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