Windmill Sillhouette

Windmill Sillhouette

Here is a single shot photo (I usually do 3 shots per image) of the West Point windmill at sunrise with some beautiful purple clouds on the left side of the photo. The reason I only used 1 shot here is because I set the ISO too high at 800 when taking this photo (I was a camera newbie at the time). Photomatix, the software that I use to merge my multiple images to creat an HDR photo, automatically adds a bit of noise to a photo, so the higher the ISO of the images, the more noise gets added to the photo. That's why I always now keep my HDR shots at the lowest ISO my camera will go, which is 100. There is nothing wrong with shooting at a higher ISO, however it is not very beneficial for HDR images. If you ever want noise in an HDR shot you can simply add it in post-processing very easily. Aaaah, the magic of technology

Recent Posts


Related Posts

Selfie Under Stars

Fri May 13, 2016

Here is a super cool selfie I took by the West Point windmill at night (obviously).

Read MoreRead More about Selfie Under Stars
Old Barn
Old Barn

Old Barn

Fri Mar 3, 2017

You may have noticed that I have been posting a lot of monochrome photos lately (I don't say black & white because most of them have had a slight to medium tint).

Read MoreRead More about Old Barn
Sunset Rainbow
Sunset Rainbow

Sunset Rainbow

Tue Jan 3, 2017

Today I had to finally go back to work after two weeks off for the holidays. It's really hard to get back to the grind when you've been off for that long, but life must go on.

Read MoreRead More about Sunset Rainbow