The Capitol

This was shot in a long time ago it feels like and it shows it.  No matter how much post processing I did I could not remove all the noise from the image and in this case, I can blame the gear.  I shot this on my first DSLR ever, the Canon XSi (sold in the great Canon Purge) which wasn’t a low light performer in the best of cases.  It didn’t help that I shot this at night without a tripod and instead of opening the lens up to f/1.4 I shot it at f/4.0 while hand holding it.  The amazing thing is the shutter speed was relatively high all things considered.  Most of my night shots are at 1/60 which is where I can usually hold a camera steady and get away with not using a tripod which I hate lugging around.

The Capitol
Canon XSi, 50mm, ISO 800, f/4.0, 1/125

One Comment

  1. I love this though, the noise really creates a mood. Embrace the noise – be the noise. 🙂

    January 23, 2013

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