Today I tried focus blending for the fist time (even if I took this photo few months earlier :)). For those who don’t know what focus blending is, its a process, where you take multiple photo with each of them focused on a different part of the scene. Then you combine the sharp parts from these photos so you have one photo which is completely in focus. Here I took two 5 bracket series, one focused at the rock near the camera and one at the hills in the distance. At the end I used only 3 photos, two for the foreground and one for the background. The dynamic range was not that high, so I had no need for the other photos. I still could have done a better job, by taking another series for the rocks closes to the camera, as they are still a little out of focus, but maybe next time.

This is a manual blend form 3 shots, taken by Derwent Water near Keswick in United Kingdom.
Derwent Water

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  • Number of exposures: 3
  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon 24-70mm F2.8
  • Focal length: 48 mm
  • Aperture: 7.1
  • Middle exposure time: 3.2s
  • ISO: 100
  • Tripod used: yes


Where was this photo taken:

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