View Full Version : Kidney Stone

Jody Melanson
01-07-2008, 05:25 PM

This is shot with my Reverse 50 setup. Camera then 3 Kenko Extension Tubes then Sigma 150 then 50/1.8

Model = Canon EOS-1D Mark II N
Exposure Time = 1/160"
F Number = F20
Exposure Program = Manual
ISO Speed Ratings = 100
Metering Mode = Spot
Flash = Flash fired, compulsory flash mode
Focal Length = 150mm
Color Space = sRGB
Exposure Mode = Manual exposure
Shot handheld

This bad boy I just passed last weekend, early Saturday morning. From the 0 to the first line on the right is 1/8th of an inch. This image is a stack of 5 images to get the DOF I needed. I wouldn't wish Kidney Stones on my worst enemy.

Arthur Morris
01-07-2008, 06:00 PM
Amazingly large, and amazing photographic technique. I am glad that you survived!

Later and love, artie

Alfred Forns
01-08-2008, 08:34 AM
So glad is over Jody !!!! Been there myself and totally agree !!!!

D. Robert Franz
01-08-2008, 11:32 AM
Man no wonder they hurt so bad. Fine technique to get the DOF

Jim Poor
01-08-2008, 04:37 PM
Holy Cow! No thanks! Pretty cool set up and technique though.

Axel Hildebrandt
01-08-2008, 04:47 PM
Goodness, I had no idea they have sharp edges. I'm glad you got rid off it.

Jody Melanson
01-08-2008, 07:29 PM
Thanks for the well wishes, guys! I still have one in me, that is .6 cm (or about a 1/4 inch) in size.

Judd Patterson
01-08-2008, 07:34 PM
Wow, that is a large crystal! Just hearing about how painful a kidney stone can be makes me cringe. I hope that you are able to get that second stone broken up and passed through soon. I also hope that with some dietary/fluid changes you can keep these from every forming again. Good luck Jody!

Lana Hays
01-08-2008, 08:10 PM
It's an incredible macro image.....pretty graphic and instructional as well. When I saw the title of the post I cringed.......brought back a momentary thought of the agony that I had years ago with a kidney stone. Good luck on getting rid of the other one. OUCH!!!

Christoph Belanger
01-08-2008, 08:48 PM
This brought back baaaad memories from Buffalo!!! You got lucky; you could pass yours. Mine was so big that they had to go in and get it. Houpe you are on your way to recovery... Keep hydrated and coffee is not as bad as people say it is...

Ed Cordes
01-08-2008, 10:40 PM
Ow!!! That hurt! Next time ask your urologist to do lithotrypsy to break it up before passing. The images staking worked well.

John Cooper
01-12-2008, 11:18 PM
That is one of the most beautiful renal calculus that I've ever seen - from a pathologists point of view that is!! Then again I've never seen this photographic technique used before. Could you please explain the "stack of 5 images"?