Peeper Dee #346

December 11, 2012

by Pea Dub

by Pea Dub

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jack russell towing baby on a sled

December 11, 2012


Via I have seen the WHOLE of the Internet


Betty Bowers wages war on Christmas haters

December 11, 2012

Published on Dec 11, 2012

America’s Best Christian, Mrs. Betty Bowers, FoxNews’ embedded reporter in the War on Christmas, is back from the battlefield: A local mall. Oh, the carnage! The sales!

Focus stacking and applications of it

December 11, 2012

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Lately I’ve been thinking about the above tutorial on Focus Stacking given at Phlearn, which is a group that offers Photoshop Learning company based right here in little old Chicago.

Focus Stacking is the answer to all you macro photographers who get frustrated when your ultra closeup photography has a really short depth of field.

The video graphic above takes you to Phlearn’s web site, because I cannot embed Vimeo videos here.

But there are other applications of focus stacking, too.

In the above example, Aaron Nace photographed the toy unicorn about 10 times that stands about 2 or 3 inches tall (at most). All 10 photos are at different focus points. At one point, the horn is in focus and then the wings and then the back foot. Once in Photoshop, you can use a tool called “Auto Blending” to put them all together.

I was thinking how cool it would be if we photographed a child and took one of his or her small toys and made a scene of them both sitting together.

Or maybe an adult has a toy of some significance.

I’m trying to dream up other applications as well.

Below is Phlearn’s final image.



How could anyone insinuate anything bad about this image? Santa is obviously bowing before Jesus. How cute.

December 11, 2012


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Peeper Dee #345

December 11, 2012


by Tina Louise

This is Peeper Dee #345 from yesterday, December 10.

Last week’s submissions were a drought. For #345, the rains came pouring down.


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