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  1. Jeff, it seems Matt and Herb are on the party of noise reduction.

    Again, no, I'm on the party of not caring if the image has a bit of grain, hence my tendency to increase ISO as the situations calls for. (And, with Canon sensors over the past few years, the small bit of grain experienced at higher ISOs hasn't impacted image quality to any significant degree in my images.) For California wide-angle photography, I'll often use 400 or 800 as the default...


    I've never used noise reduction, either in camera or in post...stop putting words in our mouths, Drew :).


    Back to the regularly scheduled discussion: Interestingly, the old 20D had better dynamic range at ISO200 than ISO100, as it was clipping shadows to black in the latter. 100 ISO for every 10 ft might be a little extreme, if only due to the already variable exposure required for different angles towards the surface.

  2. I do want to bring up about the illusion of grain and how some noise can simulate grain. Matt once said he's of the digital generation of no grain pls. I like grain for a look but maybe I'm dinosaur about things?

    I never said this. :lol:


    My feeling has always been that I don't care about grain, which is why I've used high ISOs for years...this is different from not caring for grain.


    Any other discussion would have been regarding how the noise characteristics in high-megapixel density cameras of the last few years make for a increasingly grain-like, rather than straight 'noisy', appearance in photographs.

  3. Home office is a great write off if you can dedicate a spare bedroom. You just have to show a profit two years out of seven I think.

    Three years out of every five is the popular test. Though significant or steady losses with little profit after the first couple of years will likely invite an audit anyway...

  4. Craig working the shot:



    The snakes were curious. And when I say curious, I mean really friendly...



    This one nestled up on my leg during a blue water safety stop ;).


    I'm far behind both Craig and Cor in processing...but hopefully will have some choice images to show off soon.

  5. It's good to see the variety in the images being posted these days.


    #2, #3, and the very last photo (if a bit dirty!) are the most interesting, I think. Very defined objects, but the photos draw more attention to the formed shapes and lines than the objects themselves. Somewhat lacking of an obvious subject, but perhaps that makes them appealing...good for prints!


    No crocodiles then? Would make a nice addition to #1 or #4! :vava:

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