Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine's Day

It is THAT day, but Sue has had some decs up for some time. On a shelf above the tv we have red hearts and other red things along with a snowman and some strip lighting (and a speaker). Since this is about the coldest time of year in Canada, I think the juxtaposition of the snowman is trés appropos.

There is nothing like being kissed by an angel on Valentine's Day ... or any day, really.

This cute little dish has been out for awhile now. Danica likes the heart candy with messages. JJ doesn't like most candy. I tell him that he is a lucky fellow.

My Love, My Lady, Mari Moi
Both above and below are focus stacked: actually the angles too. When you get close, it is difficult to get all parts of the subject in focus, so you change the focus on a series of shots. You then let Photoshop choose blend the various images to attain the sharpest result throughout.

Yes, do be mine.
The last image was taken with an extender to get me closer as I don't have a true macro lens.

I used the two candy dish images in my card to Sue.

front of card
inside of card


ADRIAN said...

Fun and effective.

Marie Smith said...

Great post for today. Well done! Enjoy the day!

Tabor said...

Valentines are in the air.

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos . Happy Valentines day to you all .

Ginnie said...

Your entry reminds me of a time I made a card for my husband on Valentine's day. I was working in the ER and he was upstairs in ICU.
Actually it's a funny story and thanks, John, for reminding me. I will make it into an upcoming blog entry. Happy Valentines to you and yours.

EG CameraGirl said...

Love the card and sentiment for your wife! Focus stacking? I need to investigate that!

Shammickite said...

Ah, love is in the air, how sweet! I hope you got a big hug and a smooch for that last pic.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Yours was a lovely and lovingly made card for Sue, John. Also I liked the explanation for focus stacking to keep all the images in focus.

Vicki Lane said...

Nicely done! I'm inspired to get some candy and take pictures of it.