Thursday, September 27, 2007

Points of view

I've done some experimenting with taking multiple exposures of a scene and combining them in PhotoShop to increase the amount of tonal values that can be captured in an image. Click the "Exposure Blending" tag below to see some examples.

So, I thought, why not try to do the same with focus? The picture above, of a front-end loader, used two exposures - one focused on the foreground stones and weeds, and one focused on the loader itself. The two images were combined in PhotoShop. There's an ominous quality about the image, kind of like the grim plant reaper coming upon an unsuspecting specimen of flora. The fogged windows of the loader in the chill morning air adds to the effect.

And just to see how far I can push this whole blending thing, my recent photo of the sunset at Nelson Point captured various exposures and focal points in a blended image.

It's nice to occasionally have that much time on my hands.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2007 James Jordan.

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