It’s been a while since I’ve had an opportunity to post anything on the blog, and I feel as if I’ve neglected it for long enough. I have lots to share in the coming weeks, including an in depth review of the Nikon D800 and a few assorted lenses, behind the scenes on commercial shoots, and some lighting diagrams and tutorials.
For now, here is a shot from the beach below the Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach, California. I used my trusty B+W 10 stop filter on the Nikon 17-35 f/2.8 and then after a few tweaks in Lightroom combined with some Luminosity blending in CS6 arrived at the completed product. I shot this at ISO800 if memory serves. Why? Simple… I was being lazy and impatient… I did not want to wait for a 4 minute exposure at ISO100. The D800 handles noise exceptionally well at higher ISO and longer exposures. Even with pumping up the shadows +50ish or higher in Lightroom produces very little noise and what noise exists is easily corrected with NR.