Contemporary Queen Anne Pistol by Steve Lodding with Focus Stacking

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For closeups of a small object like a pistol, it can be very difficult, if not impossible, to get all parts of the object in sharp focus with good detail. All the images below use two to six intermediate photos to create the final image. Each of these photos are focused on a different part of the pistol. They can all be combined using computer software to produce on image with everything in focus. This technique is called focus stacking.

I hope you will agree the result is stunning. This can be seen to greatest effect on the images of the mask and bottom of the pistol. Without a special technique, there is no way you could get the mask and the underside of the cock in focus in the same image. While I have applied these and other photographic techniques to firearms, they can be just as effectively applied to any product with similar characteristics.

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All the photos below are digitally watermarked, Copyright 2012 Mark E. Elliott, and used with the permission of the owner. No reproduction of any kind is allowed.

Reproduction Queen Anne screw-barrel pistol - Left side

Reproduction Queen Anne screw-barrel pistol - Right side

Reproduction Queen Anne screw-barrel pistol - top

Reproduction Queen Anne screw-barrel pistol showing silver thumb piece demonstrating focus stacking

Reproduction Queen Anne screw-barrel pistol showing grotesque mask demonstrating focus stacking

Reproduction Queen Anne screw-barrel pistol showing grotesque mask demonstrating focus stacking

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