Tchotchkes: a Pulley System from the Phoenix

Earle’s Dream

Earle Reynolds gave this object to my dad. It was part of the rigging system he used to sail around the world to promote the idea of a world without war.

Focus Stack

In order to photograph the pulley, I set up a tripod and lights and photographed it 7 times. The first photo was focused on the closest part and the last was focused on the furthest. I combined the 7 photos in Photoshop to achieve a photograph with sharp focus from start to finish.

The first photo with a focus on the front part.
The last photo with the focus on the back part.
The final photo with all 7 combined

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