Exif data

Title: Fine art debris
Camera: D200
Capture date:20/02/07
Image file type: RAW (16 bit)
Lens: AF-S DX 18-200 f/3.5-4.5G VR
Aperture: f/4.6
Focal length: 200mm (300mm equiv.)
Shutter speed: 1/20s (VR assist.)
Shooting mode: Manual
Exposure comp.: –
ISO: 800
White balance: Auto
Flash: No
Cropped?: No
RAW converter: C1 Pro (v4)

Fine art debris

As I said yesterday I would be posting another version of this shot.

I approached the processing differently. Originally I was simply converting the shot to work. It was underexposed a great deal, I was shooting in near total darkness and even with the VR on the 18-200 I was expecting really soft images. I think some of the shutter times were almost a second, hand-held!

As you would expect with the D200 I could only push the ISO so far and already, in the shadows, the noise was very apparent.

I do have a number of post processing options to lighten the shot, deal with the noise and keep the image vaguely sharp. This is what I was doing when I originally started with the photograph. Then along the way I started to use different techniques, the results of which lead me down different paths, which I wanted to demonstrate, hence the two posts of the one image.

As I said, the one (yesterday's) was a more straight forward conversion. I didn't alter the WB too much. I quite liked the rust coloured cast. The other version, which has more of a 'paint daub' feel, has other, brighter variations of colour within and the wall text is far more apparent.

All in all I rather like the second of these shots but both, to me, have interest. See what you think.