52 Weeks Of Photo Challenges

A theme based photo blog

46. Still Life


I took this photo yesterday while visiting the South Florida Museum. Our group was allowed special behind the scenes access to the museums shell collection that totals over 20,000 pieces. One of the curators, Tiffany, placed the shells of our choice in a lighted box used by the museum to catalog their pieces. We were allowed to adjust the lighting as it suited us to create our own special photos.

In this photo I took 4 separate images each slightly different in focus. I then stacked them in photoshop to give me 1 sharp image. The tutorial I used can be seen by clicking here.  I also ran across this tutorial  that teaches how to use photo stacking for landscape photos. I’m looking forward to giving it a try as well!



Author: Mindy Towns

Hi, my name is Mindy Towns, I live in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. Along with several friends I have been participating in a weekly, theme based, photo blog since August 2012. Each year we receive a new list of 52 themes. We then post a photo each week that fits one of the themes along with a brief description about why we feel the photo fits the theme. Over the years I have learned a lot about my camera, new photography technics and also a lot about my fellow bloggers. I've peeked into their homes, met their families and traveled to exotic places through their photos. This year I am challenging myself further by trying to become even more creative in my posts. I found the cutest little Playmobil person complete with a camera and a little dog. She is going to be my little personal assistant over the coming months. I'm going to use many of the photo skills I have learned from participating in the photo challenge along with some new photoshop tools I have been practicing. I hope you will continue to follow my blog as I change things up a bit this year. Perhaps some of you will raid someones toy chest or toss something cute into your Target shopping cart and get a little silly with me. If you want to see examples of my grown up photography please visit one of my links listed on this blogs home page!

30 thoughts on “46. Still Life

  1. Good job. It’s on my “to do” list.

  2. What a beautiful shot Mindy. Thanks for including the process you went through and the links. ☺️

  3. Very well done. It was such a nice atmosphere there!

  4. I absolutely love this! Beautiful!!

  5. Very pretty, Mindy. Wish I could have gone…….I had grandkids here.

  6. Great shot Mindy. Sorry I had to miss it. Dr.

  7. Thanks for sharing “how to” links … I think everyone is very generous that way. Lovely photo.

  8. it looks so beautiful here. And thanks for your assistance with my photo and setting up this day.

  9. I think your photograph is breath taking! So beautiful.

  10. Seeing the shell in person and now seeing your shot….you put together a great one! Thanks for organizing the outing.

  11. Beautiful! I am so sorry I missed this field trip! I must have remembered the date incorrectly – I thought it was the next week! Boohoo.

  12. Beautiful image. The lighting is just right. Thanks for sharing the links.

  13. What a marvelous capture! All the details are so wonderfully photographed.

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