Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Synthetic Focus - An example

These two images come from the same source, a sequence of images taken last night in front of Macy's on State Street in Chicago, Illinois on my way home. The individual pictures were taken using a tripod, which was moved about 4" to the right after each shot. I threw out a few frames because they were too blurry.

Here's what happens when you align the images to produce a virtual focal plane on the Chicago Theater sign.

Chicago Theater Sign

Here's what you get when you take the same images, and align them on the clock at Macy's.

Chicago Clock

It's interesting to see what can be done with no budget at a bit of work. It's confocal imaging, and it's cool!

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