More Purcell Mountains Aerials

August 18, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

 

I've been slowly processing the open-window aerial photography tour photos of the Purcell Mountains.  These were hand-held on a Nikon D800E (no stabilization), shot at ISO 1600 (moderate noise), 1/2000 second shutter speed.  Almost all of them are quite sharp.  1/2000 seems to be my workhorse shutter speed for handheld aerials.  Most were underexposed by 1-2 stops, which was fixed in post-processing.  These settings were a trade-off between sharpness (shutter speed), noise (ISO), and exposure.  I preferred to underexpose while getting a sharp photo with manageable noise.

 

I used DxO Optics Pro's Prime Noise reduction algorithm, which is head and shoulders above all the other noise reduction algorithms I've used.  Settings (in the Advanced Menu) were Luminance = 0, Chrominance = 10 or 20 (10% or 20% of of maximum).   

 

Here are some of the latest processed photos.  Great flight.  See more in our Purcell Mountains - British Columbia Gallery.

 


 


 

 

Jeff

 


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