Just after spring, you happen to find relics of dramas in your garden, such as the little bird which seems to have had a fatal encounter with a glass window.
As it seems like a perfect symbol for transience of time and that life just lasts for a given time, I thought this would be a good start into focus stacking (for my analytical preparation check out my article on focus stacking analytics ).
Here’s what I did in my photo project
I placed the unfortunate guy on a tile and placed the camera above:
… Taking a auto bracket focus stack of around 50 single shots…
The results were stacked in Helicon Focus . Alongside the stacked photo I also saved the depth map containing the depth information of the focus stack you (check out my 3d stereo tutorial for further information):
Having the stack shot and depth map, th road is open for different variations of visualization: The obvious one is to get a stacked image that is sharp across all depth of field levels as you can see above.
Additionally for my own enjoyment, I created an MPO file (the newest version provides a feature to generate 3D image from picture and depth map) with Stereo Photo Maker http://stereo.jpn.org/eng/stphmkr/ to display the poor bird in 3D on a Gameboy that hosts a 3D display:
Finally, I also generated a nice wiggly animation in Stereotracer to get a glimpse of 3rd dimension served on your screen as well … so I threw on a screen capture program to record an animation of the whole thing: