This is an image I took for a photography theme entitled "Blue". The rules were that the whole image had to be blue, not just an item within the image.
This is a drawing of my house I did about 15 years ago when we were planning an extension. It isn't a blueprint so I scanned it, tinted it in Photoshop to make it look like a blueprint and then printed it. Once done, I put the print on my kitchen table, set up the composition with the props, (H0/00 figures, just 10mm high) and I took several shots with varying aperture settings to get the depth of field I wanted. However, I failed on every count because of the extremely shallow DoF.
After a few days of taking the original shots and racking my brains for a solution, I recalled reading about a technique called "Focus Stacking" which counteracts the shallow DoF problems associated with macro images such as these. I set up the shot again and tried the technique for the first time.
At f/22 I still had to stack 6 images together to get everything sharp and within DoF range, but as you can see, it's razor sharp everywhere except for the out-of-range lines at the top of the image which I chose to have by design to give the image some depth. For a shot like this, Focus Stacking was a real lifesaver.
If anyone wishes to add images to this thread, you're very welcome, I'd like to see some other shots with these small H0/00 railway figures.
Any comments you may wish to make are also very welcome.