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Mosquito Creek Marina - Focus stacked image - October 2013 by Peter van North

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Peter van North Peter van North
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82
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0.27 Gigapixels
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1828
Date added
Nov 11, 2013
Date taken
Oct 17, 2013
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experimental, landscape
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The Mosquito Creek Marina is located on the north side of the Burrard in the City of North Vancouver.

This was s something of an experiment to investigate combining focus stacking with a panorama. This particular image was complex because of the amount of relative movement between images. Wave and wind action causes the yachts, the floating walkways and floating cabins to all move relative to each other requiring a lot of manual cleanup I would be interested to hear any suggestions and techniques regarding focus stacking and moving objects.

About the image: Taken with a Canon 50D, an EF F5.4 400 prime lens. The individual stacks were processed with Helicon Focus and the image was stitched using Kolor and finished in PS CC. There are 5 stacked images per location and 5 rows x 10 columns making a total of 250 images. A Promote Control unit was used to drive the stacking process.


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  1. Tim Bartek

    Tim Bartek (December 09, 2014, 06:45AM )

    I am trying to do something similar but with wildflowers. I am using Helicon Remote to control my focus settings and I am using my GigaPan Pro, which I set on manual mode. For each image, I have to go through the Auto Focus (near and far) calculations and captures with the Helicon software. It too is quite time consuming as I may have over 100 images in each panorama. As in your photo, my distance to subject is not as critical as it would be in a macro photograph, so I could use the same focus settings for each row if you could save the focus parameters in Helicon Remote. Unfortunately, this feature isn’t available to the best of my knowledge. This would cut my exposure/capture workflow time down from hours to minutes because I would be focusing on only 4 – 6 rows versus 100+ images. Can you accomplish this with Promote Control? I had never heard of this before.

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