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  1. Roy1961's Avatar
    nice, thats like getting an early birthday present
  2. funfortehfun's Avatar
    Great blog entry, might get into trying out some focus stacking!
  3. jdeg's Avatar
    Wow, cool!
  4. stmv's Avatar
    awesome sequence, I liked the middle shots the best, where signifcant structure still left, but on the way down.
  5. gqtuazon's Avatar
    Great series Dave.
  6. Dave_W's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by piperbarb
    Love it! I like that cascading effect as the building collapse from right to left. That series would make an interesting still frame video with every second or two transitioning to the next photo. I'm not normally a video person, but I could see that as one. Great shots, none the less. Thanks.
    That's an excellent idea. They were all taken on my tripod and have the exact same angle and dimensions. I'll do that and see if I can upload it to my website blog section. I'm thinking it'll be pretty big
  7. piperbarb's Avatar
    Love it! I like that cascading effect as the building collapse from right to left. That series would make an interesting still frame video with every second or two transitioning to the next photo. I'm not normally a video person, but I could see that as one. Great shots, none the less. Thanks.
  8. stmv's Avatar
    and you did an excellent job of providing a step by step procedure.. I just redid a manual one effort form last week using the batch,, faster.
  9. Marcel's Avatar
    Wow Dave, I never thought PS could do "auto blend". I tried to mask by hand and it ended up as a mess, so I kind of stopped my experiments with focus stacking.

    Your blog opens many opportunities for me.

    Thanks a million!
  10. BackdoorArts's Avatar
    I'm assuming when you're done you just save it as a new tiff/jpeg file correct? Given that the original files are somewhat useless on their own you're not looking to preserve anything, so merging the layers isn't "destructive" as much as it is "constructive", but I suppose you could simply save the object unmerged for later tweaking if you want and then just export the image file from that, allowing you to adjust after the fact if you notice something you didn't necessarily like.
  11. Dave_W's Avatar
    Interesting! I didn't think about that aspect but sure, that would work very well. You know, I can't help but marvel at all the different things that Photoshop can do, most of which we, as photographers, never even scratch the surface of. I've been re-reading my CS6 books in an effort to incorporate more PS in my work flow. So much power in that program that goes unused.
  12. AxeMan - Rick S.'s Avatar
    Like to add that if you find an area that is out of focus and you want it in focus, find the layer that your out of focus area is in, then you can go in and edit the layers mask and "paint" in the focus. This is done better at 1:1 and before you flatten your image

    Thanks Dave!
  13. kklor's Avatar
    Thanks Dave, this is on my to-do-list! Looking forward to trying this.
    Kathleen
  14. statrixbob's Avatar
    Thanks! This worked for me too...

    I don't know if I'll come up with three good images that belong together, but hey, now I know what to do with them. :-)

    Bob
  15. RockyNH's Avatar
    For anyone wondering... I made one following these directions and it came out just as described.. Thanks Dave!

    I never opened photoshop until last night.

    Pat in NH
  16. RockyNH's Avatar
    Dave, it is beyond me right now but I will look at it this weekend.. see if I can at least do with any 3 images.. Then off to find a good set of 3!

    Thank you for the help!

    Pat in NH
  17. TedG954's Avatar
    Excellent photo op and worth the risk.

    I was once threatened with camera forfeiture when I took a photo of an out-of-service transit train car! Ouch!

    I can imagine what Homeland Security would say when they found you on the roof. I think Guantanamo is still pretty warm this time of year.

  18. Rick M's Avatar
    Love the perspective you got Dave, a rare opportunity. Sometimes ya just gotta roll the dice , but be careful!
  19. Scott Murray's Avatar
    Haha must give credit where credit is due, that took some balls and the D800 delivered
    But the horizon is crooked haahha :P
  20. Dave_W's Avatar
    Yes, Philnz, you can have my camera when I'm in jail. Just don't hold your breath...
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