In my last post “A Golden Hour Downtown” my subjects were bathed with golden light. As we walked from the Alexandra Bridge to the Ottawa locks the sun was setting fast. As I mentioned my Fujifilm x100s is a new camera and I’m experimenting with it. I’d read a number of articles that suggested that auto ISO is a time-saving feature that ensures the right ISO at all times, especially in changeable lighting conditions. Initially, I checked the ISO setting which seemed to stay around 800, so I worried less about my ISO and just composed my photos. However, I did not realize that as the sun went down, the camera changed the ISO to its maximum setting. The good news is that I can shoot handheld in very low light. The bad news which I’m sure is no big surprise, the images will have a lot of noise.
Keeping in mind that the subject and composition are more important than technique, I processed these images anyways. I had to make significant use of the noise reduction tool in Lightroom which is not without consequences. The images became softer, almost like dreamscapes. Click on the images to enlarge for better viewing.
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