posted on Mar, 30 2014 @ 06:07 AM
To make this little clip I took 150000 shots. Why so many? Because macro photography involves shallow depth of field. To extend it, I used focus
stacking. Each frame of the video is actually a stack that consists of 3-12 shots where in-focus areas are merged. Just the intro and last scene are
regular real-time footage. One frame required about 10 minutes of processing time (raw conversion + stacking). Unfortunately, the success rate was
very low due to copious technical challenges and I spent almost 9 long months just to learn how to make these kinds of videos and understand how to
work with these delicate creatures.
Thanks for posting
These images and life-forms are just wonderful. When I think of the depths of the seas, it usually creates a sensation of bad nerves and the creeps.
It's cold down there and the food chain is relentless and unforgiving. Then we see this kind of video and it returns the beauty and magic to what's
such a harsh environment.
The efforts of guys like Daniel Stoupin might not *save* the environments of the corals. They'll certainly record for posterity (remorse?) what once
were diverse, multi-dimensional assets to life on Earth.
In threads like this, someone always manages to speak in clichés and they're hard to avoid! Sorry!