Skeleton Watch

Skeleton Watch

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This is my old skeleton watch. It has seen better days (a bit like me!), but that just adds to its appeal. I am pretty new to macro photography having only purchased my first proper macro lens a month ago. It amazes me how much ‘chod’ there is over everything; dust, scratches, dings and so on! This image was taken with my PENTAX K-1 using the PENTAX D-FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro.

Seven exposures were taken at f/16 which, at ISO 100 gave an exposure of 10s to give a range of focus points. I used the K-1’s Pixel Shift Resolution mode which meant that I had to download a trial copy of Silkypix Developer Studio 8 Pro to get decent Pixel Shift Results (Dx0 doesn’t support it, much to my annoyance). I actually found Silkypix to be way better than I had expected; probably a buy for me as the Pixel Shift Resolution support is the best out there. After development, the seven TIFFs were focus merged using Affinity Photo, and final edits were made.

Not a perfect result, but I am happy that it’s a stop in the right direction.
15/06/2017 - 23:06davesexton
CategoryMacro
Shutter Speed10 sec
Aperturef/16
LensN/A
ISO100
Focal Length100mm

GIULIO57

Link Posted 16/06/2017 - 05:08

PPG

go4IT

Link Posted 16/06/2017 - 16:40
Wise choice of reflective material and I would say a most excellent result. "Perfect" just might be less excellent. LOL. Like very much.

davesexton

Link Posted 16/06/2017 - 21:06
go4IT wrote:
Wise choice of reflective material and I would say a most excellent result. "Perfect" just might be less excellent. LOL. Like very much.

Many thanks!
Capture: Pentax K-1, PENTAX HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR, PENTAX 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro, SAMYANG 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC, SAMYANG 35mm F1.4 AS UMC, • SAMYANG 85mm F1.4 AS IF UMC

Processing: Adobe Bridge for organisation, DxO Optics Pro Elite for RAW development, ON1 Photo RAW for some 'stylising' and Affintiy Photo for more involved edits.

pauljay

Link Posted 18/06/2017 - 08:58
Certainly worth all the effort!
Paul.

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
jaypix
yankee44
PPG

davidtrout

Link Posted 18/06/2017 - 11:45
Excellent detail and I love the reflection.
David
PPG: http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/davidtrout

davesexton

Link Posted 25/06/2017 - 09:35
Many thanks for taking the time to view and comment.
Capture: Pentax K-1, PENTAX HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR, PENTAX 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro, SAMYANG 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC, SAMYANG 35mm F1.4 AS UMC, • SAMYANG 85mm F1.4 AS IF UMC

Processing: Adobe Bridge for organisation, DxO Optics Pro Elite for RAW development, ON1 Photo RAW for some 'stylising' and Affintiy Photo for more involved edits.
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