http://photographybyvarina.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/california_8353.jpg 683 1024 Varina Patel http://photographybyvarina.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/white-varina.jpg Varina Patel2013-05-14 09:00:362013-05-06 12:27:34Treasure
I took this shot at Pebble Beach in California. This small beach is made up of tiny, multicolored pebbles instead of sand – and most of them are smaller than a pea. Large rocks along the shoreline have been scoured smooth by the waves, and they are carved with strange patterns and holes. I took this shot with a macro lens at f/8 for maximum sharpness.
Because I was so close, I was working with an extremely narrow depth of field. I took three separate shots with slightly adjusted focus points – and stacked them in Photoshop. That let me get all the little pebbles nice and sharp, and still show good detail around the edge of the round hole. I also filled a water bottle with sea water and poured it on the stones before shooting in order to bring out the colors in those pretty pebbles.