Macro doesn’t seem too popular here, but what the heck. It’s what I’m doing and it’s what I love.
This isn’t the nicest bit of felt horn that I’ve shot, but it’s one I’m done processing. Because it’s a stack it requires more processing than solo images. It is approximately 1 cm in height IRL. I found it loose and placed it in a shady spot with a background that gave some distance between it and the next little bits of greenery. I deliberately shot at a fairly large aperture to preserve the smooth background.
According to my lichen ID book, Isle Royale in Lake Superior is the center of the lichen universe. There are more species concentrated on that island than anywhere else in North America. So we have a ton down this way as well. I’ve been concentrating on them lately because they’re fascinating to me.
Is this thing on? Too weird? Too esoteric? How’s the stack look?
Is this a composite: No
Leica DG 45mm f/2.8 macro (90mm equiv)
f/5 | 1/100 sec | ISO 200
beanbag support on the ground
Lr processed for exposure, wb, texture, clarity, sharpness & nr. It didn’t need much of any, but it did need some. Then 15 images went to Zerene. This is a PMax since the DMap just looked too weird in the background. I did a little retouching here and there adding some of the DMap details where needed. Ps for some smart sharpening and lowering the exposure in the background only. Back to Lr for a little crop. Phew!