Today we are “Shot Through The Heart” just in time for Valentine’s day.


(Straight Out Of Camera)


Nikon D810
Nikon 105mm f/2.8
Raynox DCR-250 2.5X Super Macro Lens filter added
400 ISO

3 of the 41 shots taken



  • Raised contrast, shadows and whites
  • Lowered Highlights and blacks
  • Raised clarity, vibrance and saturation
  • Lens corrections
  • Sharpening


Helicon Focus

Stacked 41 shots… Shortly after this shoot, I cleaned my camera sensor… Probably not the best order to do things in.



Cleaned up the background and any artifacts.


Final Thoughts

Helicon does a good job with little memory overhead…
Photoshop wasn’t really designed for this, and would bog down even the fastest computer trying.

I finally got around to trying drops with glycerine, which I suppose to give you bigger drops. I don’t know if that was true, but it did make the drop less clear.
Other Shots




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I’d like to thank Jon Bon Jovi for the inspiration…