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Chilli harvest

On Sunday, I harvested the chilli that we have growing in the conservatory. There were sufficient Ghost chilli ready to be harvested. This is particularly important as the last batch we had blended (with some of the less hot chilli) had run out. Finally there was enough Ghost chilli to blend with the garlic, lemon juice and salt, without needing the less hot chilli to bulk it up – mainly to maximise the heat. Continue reading Chilli harvest

Closeup of wine cork

I enjoy shooting closeup images. But shooting closeup images normally presents the photographer with a few problems. At such close focus, the depth of field (i.e. portion of the subject in focus) is very shallow, which will require either very small apertures to increase the depth of field or photographing each section of the subject separately and then stacking them together in a dedicated focus stacking program (need very stable system).

I have been building a setup capable of doing this, and hence I thought I would try this with the wine cork. My preferred program for focus stacking is Helicon Focus, as Zerene stacker did not work well for me when I trailed it.

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