Focus Stacking Photography Tutorial

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  2 Comments

Today’s technique is photo stacking, a way of achieving greater depth of field by combining multiple exposures with each shot having different areas of the photo in focus. I first learned of this technique recently, and have only tried it out a couple of times in Death Valley and Big Sur because, frankly, I think […]

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Pacific Coast Highway Trip Report – Part 1

Posted on Feb 9, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  24 Comments

Over on DisneyTouristBlog, numerous readers have expressed interest in reading additional trip reports as a way to live vicariously through some of my experiences (their words, not mine). While that request was most certainly aimed at my¬†Disney¬†experiences, the simple fact (as I stated over there) is that writing another Walt Disney World or Disneyland trip […]

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Keyhole Arch “Light Show” on Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur

Posted on Feb 2, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  8 Comments

For a few weeks each year during the Winter Solstice, the sunset casts an ethereal glow through Keyhole Arch on Big Sur’s Pfeiffer Beach that is absolutely breathtaking. This natural phenomenon doesn’t have fixed dates, but the prime time for the best light is early in January, with good-to-great light occurring from around mid-December to […]

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