Focus Stacked Doug Fir

Elwha Doug Fir Focus Stacked by Allan J Jones Photography
Elwha Doug Fir Focus Stacked

This tree stands alongside the trail that bypasses the washout of the Elwha River road. A week ago I took a photo of it and was disappointed at the depth of field. (not surprising since it was in the forest and fairly dark)

I returned with a tripod and tried out the focus stacking feature on my Nikon D850. I set the interval at the shortest, focused as near as I could (about foot with the Nikon 24-85mm), and let the camera do the rest. It took 28 shots with progressive focusing out to infinity (or at least the top of the tree).

I used HeliconFocus to combine the in focus part of each image into one gigantic 265MB tif file. I wish the top wasn’t so overexposed… maybe I should go back and do several stacks and combine them into an HDR Gigapixel monster!

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 24-85mm set at 24mm
ISO 400    1/15 sec    f/5.6

2 thoughts on “Focus Stacked Doug Fir

  1. Love this photo. And I love how you’re experimenting with equipment. Selfishly, it gives all of us wonderful photos to marvel. Yes, please, if you have the time and inclination, continue with this ‘project’ and combine photos. Want to see!

    1. Thanks, Pat… I am planning on going back and seeing if I can get the more complicated version done. But I have to have a day when it isn’t raining. That may take a while, this time of year.

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