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photoblog image No mattter where I go...

No mattter where I go...

...there seems to be a truck waiting for me. Everyone is going to start calling me the truck guy. So, I think I will go out and shoot some trees today.



No mattter where I go...

...there seems to be a truck waiting for me. Everyone is going to start calling me the truck guy. So, I think I will go out and shoot some trees today.



comments (3)

  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Aug 2007, 14:42
There is some grainy stuff on this picture - have you done some pp?
John Eagle: Yeah, strange. The only pp work I did was the basic that I almost always do. A little levels not much, auto contrast, a little itty-bitty saturation and some Unsharp Mask. Possibly I did to much Unsharp Mask. I know that brings out the noise.

This was shot at 6:00 am with overcast sky. There was also a very slight morning mist / fog. Possibly the low light and mist helped create the graininess?

Thinking back, I am surprised I was able to shoot at ISO 100. Do you think I should have shot more like f5.6 and ISO 200/400?
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 6 Aug 2007, 16:12
HA! The day I see you posting trees will be the day, John. grin
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Aug 2007, 21:30
Now that I have taken a look on my home pc (better screen) I can see the graininess is colour noise. I think that the noise does not come from pp, but from the camera. Your suggestion is a good one, although the 1/200 sec speed indicates that there was enough light at the time for ISO 100.

This camera of yours could be the equivalent of mine, which is a 400D. Different names on the different sides of the ocean. One of the things I know about my camera is that noise doesn't get produced easily. So if I would do a direct comparison, I believe there may be something wrong with your camera. Check your white light balance - if it is not set on it, select AWB and leave it there. This is the most likely cause.

If you crop from a tiny object in the picture to very large it can also produce colour noise. You didn't mention cropping and off-hand the outlines of the truck still look sharp enough for me to ignore cropping as the source.
John Eagle: I know what you mean regarding the cropping. I cropped - but not that much. The White Balance was set on Cloudy. I re-set it to Auto - AWB. I am going do some test shots and we shall see what happens. Javier (http://www.javiereye.shutterchance.com/) has the same camera and is nearby so we can do a shoot together with the same settings etc. and see what happens. If the camera is damaged it would be a bummer. I just got it off Craigslist.org. Changes are it is me and not the camera. smile

I have the Canon Rebel XT – 350D, I believe yours is the XTi - 400D, one generation newer.

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camera Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
exposure mode program mode
shutterspeed 1/200s
aperture f/2.8
sensitivity ISO100
focal length 28.0mm
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