NEW PRESTON CONNECTICUT – More extreme stuff with the Leica Monochrom. I spent the day shooting at ISO 5000 in daylight. That means stoping the lenses down all of the say and shooting at 1/4000 seconds, Needless to say every thing is sharp, the image is contrasty so there is no need to add contrast in post and there is noise in the shadows. Noise can be reduced by binning – downsampling the image to one quarter of it’s size. This leaves a pixel deficit for large high resolution prints, which can be fixed by stitching multiple images. So here we have three images exposed at ISO 5000 with my Monochrom and an 18mm Leica SEM lens, three frames stitched and downsampled in Photoshop to reduce noise. Note the nice shadow detail and crisp rendering on the spray. This is fun.
On this day last year: Macedonia State Park. Hiking last year in Connecticut, tuning up for our trip to Switzerland. A crumby picture. I really have trouble with these Eastern deciduous forests. Keep shooting, keep shooting, keep shooting . . . Maybe I’l figure it out some day.