Trail Light, Columbia MO
I went for a quick hike with the boys in Grindstone Nature Area yesterday. I only had an hour but I wanted to hike non stop for the full hour to keep my legs in good shape for an upcoming trip next week. I stopped briefly to give Big Red a rest and to capture some photos of this beautiful light in the woods.
This is a three exposure HDR. I was in such a rush that I didn't take the time to check my ISO settings and accidentally shot at ISO 320! I like to keep my ISO to the absolute minimum, and when using a tripod, as I usually do, there is really no reason to have the ISO above 50. For me it's all about reducing noise in camera so I don't have to do it in post processing where the cost is a reduction in sharpness. My main camera is a 7 year old model (Canon 5D), so any ISO above 50 noticeably increases the noise. As a result of noise reduction software the photo is not as sharp as I'd normally prefer. Oh well, I liked the light and Big Red's panting pose, so I processed this photo anyway. By the way, since Art Hill has pushed me, I'm much more comfortable using higher ISO settings on my newer camera (Canon 7D).
Daily photo: May 18, 2012, taken May 17, 2012
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