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gpmatthews



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:37 pm    Post subject: Peppercorn, Piper nigrum Reply with quote


Black peppercorn. Piper nigrum
Prior 45mm x2.7 objective on 160mm extension
2 Jansjo lamps,no diffuser
Stacked in Helicon Focus


Black peppercorn. Piper nigrum
Prior 45mm x2.7 objective on 160mm extension
Diffuse light/paper diffuser, 2 Jansjo lamps
Stacked in Helicon Focus

Although the non-diffused lighting is quite harsh with white highlights, I'm not sure I prefer the diffuse lighting. Which works best for you?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do like the undiffused one, but the diffused version looks over-exposed, so the comparison is not quite fair I think.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nicely done. I generally prefer the effect of diffuse lighting, but in this example the specular highlights and shadows in the first image make it look more detailed. I wonder if the red channel is a bit overexposed in the second image?

As with most things though, I suspect the best answer is somewhere between the two (partially diffused light with less falling on one side if the specimen).
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