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Jacob Stiffler
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Lens: 180mm f/3.5 Macro
Exposure: 1/40 sec., ISO 100, f/3.5
Post-Processing: Adobe Camera RAW.

This is a macro shot for which I used a tripod. Nothing fancy going on here with the post processing. I just made global adjustments in Adobe Camera RAW.

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Excellent!
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Gaillardia (Blanket Flower)

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For this photo, I used the technique of focus stacking to get the entire Gaillardia flower into focus. Using a tripod, I took 7 exposures with identical settings, only changing the plane of focus. 

I chose one exposure to make global adjustments in Adobe Camera RAW, and then synchronized these adjustments with the remaining photos. I brought all 7 exposures into photoshop as layers and let photoshop automatically stack the layers. This created masks for each layer, so that only the layer with the most focus was visible. This was what I wanted for flower that is in focus, but not the background. So I manually edited the masks so that the background was obtained from the exposure that was most out of focus.

Lens: 180mm f/3.5
Exposure: 1/40 sec., ISO 100, f/3.5 (x7)
Post-Processing: Adobe Camera RAW + Photoshop

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Beautiful color and good shot :) +Jacob Stiffler 
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Sunset over the Chesapeake Bay

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Lens: 24-105mm f/4
Exposure: 1/3200 sec., ISO 400, f/4
Post Processing: Adobe Camera RAW + Photoshop

This is a single exposure, but honestly, this took more post-processing than I normally deal with. I began in Camera RAW, making global adjustments to the contrast and saturation, and using a gradient to even out the lighting between the sky and the darker water and sand in the foreground. 

At this point, I was happy with the water and the foreground, but the sky still seemed a little dull, so I took the photo into photoshop. Using masks for the sky, I added adjustment layers for contrast, saturation, and color balance. 

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Sunset over the Chesapeake Bay

Best Viewed Large

Lens: 24-105mm f/4
Exposure: 1/3200 sec., ISO 400, f/4
Post Processing: Adobe Camera RAW + Photoshop

This is a single exposure, but honestly, this took more post-processing than I normally deal with. I began in Camera RAW, making global adjustments to the contrast and saturation, and using a gradient to even out the lighting between the sky and the darker water and sand in the foreground. 

At this point, I was happy with the water and the foreground, but the sky still seemed a little dull, so I took the photo into photoshop. Using masks for the sky, I added adjustment layers for contrast, saturation, and color balance. 

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography 
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#coastalthursday  +Coastal Thursday 
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Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing with the Landscape Photography community!   
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This iris is actually very dull purplish brown, but with post processing, hopefully I was able to make the colors much more pleasing.

Lens : 180mm f/3.5 macro
Exposure: 1/160 sec, ISO 100, f/8
Post processing: Adobe RAW

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Very nice, +Jacob Stiffler 
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The old Moon in the new Moon's arms

The crescent moon from May 13th, 2013.
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Lens: 180mm f/3.5 Macro
Exposure: 1/40 sec., ISO 100, f/3.5
Post-Processing: Adobe Camera RAW.

This is a macro shot for which I used a tripod. Nothing fancy going on here with the post processing. I just made global adjustments in Adobe Camera RAW.

#monochromemonday  +Monochrome Monday 
#naturemonday  +NatureMonday 
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Gaillardia (Blanket Flower)

Best Viewed Large

For this photo, I used the technique of focus stacking to get the entire Gaillardia flower into focus. Using a tripod, I took 7 exposures with identical settings, only changing the plane of focus. 

I chose one exposure to make global adjustments in Adobe Camera RAW, and then synchronized these adjustments with the remaining photos. I brought all 7 exposures into photoshop as layers and let photoshop automatically stack the layers. This created masks for each layer, so that only the layer with the most focus was visible. This was what I wanted for flower that is in focus, but not the background. So I manually edited the masks so that the background was obtained from the exposure that was most out of focus.

Lens: 180mm f/3.5
Exposure: 1/40 sec., ISO 100, f/3.5 (x7)
Post-Processing: Adobe Camera RAW + Photoshop

#floralfriday  +FloralFriday 
#colorsonfriday  +ColorsOnFriday 
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So wonderful ! :) Thank you very much indeed for your lovely contribution +Jacob Stiffler 
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Sunset over the Chesapeake Bay

Best Viewed Large

Lens: 24-105mm f/4
Exposure: 1/3200 sec., ISO 400, f/4
Post Processing: Adobe Camera RAW + Photoshop

This is a single exposure, but honestly, this took more post-processing than I normally deal with. I began in Camera RAW, making global adjustments to the contrast and saturation, and using a gradient to even out the lighting between the sky and the darker water and sand in the foreground. 

At this point, I was happy with the water and the foreground, but the sky still seemed a little dull, so I took the photo into photoshop. Using masks for the sky, I added adjustment layers for contrast, saturation, and color balance. 

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography 
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#coastalthursday  +Coastal Thursday 
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Buttercup

Lens: 16-35mm f/2.8
Exposure: 1/640 sec., 100 ISO, f/2.8
Post Processing: Adobe RAW

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This iris is actually very dull purplish brown, but with post processing, hopefully I was able to make the colors much more pleasing.

Lens : 180mm f/3.5 macro
Exposure: 1/160 sec, ISO 100, f/8
Post processing: Adobe RAW

#floralfriday  +FloralFriday 
#TGIF  
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Excellent macro!
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Here is a lupine sprout. Because of the way they are shaped, the leaves collect small drops of water. I took this one sunny evening after the sprouts had been watered with a fine mist. The low angle of the sun enhances this subject because of the way the light gets refracted by the water droplets and focused onto the leaves, and it also contributes to the high contrast in the blurred background.

Lens: 180mm f/3.5 Macro
Exposure: 1/500 sec., ISO 400, f/3.5
Post Processing: Adobe Camera RAW

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I love the pearly drop!
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    Enineering and Math, 2003 - 2010
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    Software Design Engineer, 2010 - present
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