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I recently visited a local woodland that is a favourite spot of mine. Not only do I find woodland beautiful, but this one has a little stream at the bottom of the valley, crossed by a glorious little stone bridge.
I normally shoot this location with a single take using various filters for composition, but this time I wanted to include the fallen Autumn leaves in the foreground, whilst still maintaining detail in the bridge.
So for this shot I decided the best solution would be to focus stack multiple shots. I set my camera up within inches on the water, mounted securely on a sturdy tripod. Then using the D850's focus shift feature, I selected my nearest object, chose the number of shots I wanted, and let the camera fire away, adjusting the focal distance between each shot. Once home, I loaded all the images, stacked them and gave a few final minor adjustments.
Overall I was very happy with the result.