Fun with Sunflowers

Two Sunflowers!

Another day, another photo editing technique on these Sunflowers.

via Photo a Day-2014

Tried using the Stacks in Photoshop for this image. I was too lazy to pull out my tripod so I took 4 exposures handheld but moved the focus spot in each exposure.  I then opened up all 4 images in Adobe Photoshop 2014CC, loaded each of the files into a Stack and the aligned the layers as a stack.  It’s not perfect but it basically achieved what I was looking for.  One image captured fairly wide open with a broader range of focus. At the end I loaded up the stacked file into Perfect Photo Effects 8 and applied a few filters to adjust the contrast.