In the second of my series of tutorial articles looking at stacking software, I take a look at focus stacking with Helicon Focus from Helicon Soft. Again I am just going to let the software do all the work, the only tweaking being some dust and noise adjustments on the final image which I cropped slightly round the edges due to the odd artifact showing and to improve the image

And they're off

Took a visit to Stanpit Marshes on Sunday, on a cold -2C February afternoon.  The weather was fairly overcast and the tide fairly far out but I did manage to record the following images of the local wildlife.


Towards the end of last year I was made aware of this Variable ND filter from 7 day shop which offers a variable ND filter range of between 2-8 stops.   The price for this at the time was £33 for a 77mm fit filter.  Much cheaper than other options I had seen such as the Big Stopper.  Although that filter does do 10 Stops. The advantage of a ND