stacked focus

Photographer Rob Cantor taught me how to do stacked focus today. Here is the dealio: it is for times when you would like to keep the depth of field but eliminate the bokeh so that the entire thing is focused without being flat, as other methods are prone to do along with other problems.  The idea is to focus at various depths  of the composition and have a program consolidate the areas that are in focus.

This is a photo stream focusing first at the back rim of the plate and then progressively through the crackers toward the front, then at the front rim of the plate. You will be able to see what is going on. Finally, the combined photo. The combined photo was further adjusted for exposure and levels. 

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