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A friend was given this knife and thought it would be fun for us to photograph in a product setting. I agreed with him and we both focus stacked this one. I think it turned out pretty well. It was made out of a farrier's rasp.

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Cool knife, and great job. Ron have you ever tried cross polarized lighting? I think you might find it interesting on shiny objects.
 
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Cool knife, and great job. Ron have you ever tried cross polarized lighting? I think you might find it interesting on shiny objects.

No, I've never heard of it but I will do some research on it. We used 2 lights and three "reflectors" on this.
 

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Cool knife, and great job. Ron have you ever tried cross polarized lighting? I think you might find it interesting on shiny objects.

No, I've never heard of it but I will do some research on it. We used 2 lights and three "reflectors" on this.

Cross polarized lighting involves putting a linear polarizing film https://www.amazon.com/Polarization...eywords=polarizing+film&qid=1606881155&sr=8-4 on your flash and a circular polarizing filter on your camera. As you rotate the CP you cancel out reflections, giving you super fine details. It's used a lot in macro and dental photography.
 

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That seems to have worked out very well indeed. It has also retained a decent amount of dof front and rear adding depth to the overall frame.

I knew what a farriers rasp was without having to 'Google' it:allteeth:.

Out of interest, how many frames in the stack?
 

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@ronlane I was tired last night and couldn't find this link. Taming those Annoying Highlights: Cross-Polarization Flash Macro Photography This a dual flash setup for a macro shot, very similar to what you'll see in dental photography. You can really see the difference in specular highlights. While this is a dual setup, it can be done with a single light also. In fact it's a little easier because you don't have the problem of keeping the the lights parallel.
 
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That seems to have worked out very well indeed. It has also retained a decent amount of dof front and rear adding depth to the overall frame.

I knew what a farriers rasp was without having to 'Google' it:allteeth:.

Out of interest, how many frames in the stack?

Thank you. You get points for knowing that without googling it, lol. It was 15 shots for the stack.

@ronlane I was tired last night and couldn't find this link. Taming those Annoying Highlights: Cross-Polarization Flash Macro Photography This a dual flash setup for a macro shot, very similar to what you'll see in dental photography. You can really see the difference in specular highlights. While this is a dual setup, it can be done with a single light also. In fact it's a little easier because you don't have the problem of keeping the the lights parallel.

Thank you. I looked on YouTube last night as well and watched a couple of video's on it. This is something that I am going to have to try out.
 

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That seems to have worked out very well indeed. It has also retained a decent amount of dof front and rear adding depth to the overall frame.

I knew what a farriers rasp was without having to 'Google' it:allteeth:.

Out of interest, how many frames in the stack?

Thank you. You get points for knowing that without googling it, lol. It was 15 shots for the stack.

@ronlane I was tired last night and couldn't find this link. Taming those Annoying Highlights: Cross-Polarization Flash Macro Photography This a dual flash setup for a macro shot, very similar to what you'll see in dental photography. You can really see the difference in specular highlights. While this is a dual setup, it can be done with a single light also. In fact it's a little easier because you don't have the problem of keeping the the lights parallel.

Thank you. I looked on YouTube last night as well and watched a couple of video's on it. This is something that I am going to have to try out.

Cheers for the reply. 15 that's impressive.
 

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That seems to have worked out very well indeed. It has also retained a decent amount of dof front and rear adding depth to the overall frame.

I knew what a farriers rasp was without having to 'Google' it:allteeth:.

Out of interest, how many frames in the stack?

And extra points because he didn't have to kill it to get the stacks. ;)
 

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Real nice image and cool looking knife. Any idea on what kind of steel use for the blade? Does it sharpen well?
 

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That seems to have worked out very well indeed. It has also retained a decent amount of dof front and rear adding depth to the overall frame.

I knew what a farriers rasp was without having to 'Google' it:allteeth:.

Out of interest, how many frames in the stack?

And extra points because he didn't have to kill it to get the stacks. ;)

Absolutely. That's always a bonus.
 

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