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When I see this image, I see a separation line defining how weather directly influences geology. The tufa in the foreground would not exist without weathers involvement. I could not think of a name really so I just called it some common name that fits the mood. I was thinking “Forces of Creation”, or something cheesy, but decided on this cheesy name instead – LOL.
This is a focus stack consisting of 6 photographs shot at f/11. The tufa in the foreground is actually about 200 yards from the shoreline, so I did not plan for needing more depth of field for the focus distance in the water right above the tufa, and the edge of the tufa itself. I should have shot at f/13 for those two captures, then brought it back down to f/11 for the remaining captures. The issue I ran into was there was a strong soft edge at the top of the tufa, so when focus stacking there was no way to have the water in focus right above the tufa. I had to do some serious cloning and touch up along that edge, it was a PITA. It is still not a composite; all captures were recorded in less than a minute. ;-)
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