PEOPLE 260 – GOING TO WORK 20 (MONO)
March 25, 2017 2 Comments
Standing on Bristol Bridge, just about at sunrise but with the sun obscured by heavy, going-to-work, overcast. Pointing my damned great Nikon into the flow of souls heading for the city centre and, once more, I’m on someone’s radar. Perhaps I’ll get a dayglow safety jacket – I’ll be even more conspicuous then, but at least everyone will think I’m there in some official incapacity.
Technique: a small crop from a full-frame image, with the D700 working near the top of its sensitivity range – only one more stop of ISO above this. And so to blur, grain and noise, and with SEP2 probably introducing yet more grain, but that’s fine with me – suits the subject, suits the time of day, suits the mood permeating this daily, mass migration of souls. The D700 is a wonderful camera, ergonomically a joy to use and with fast, accurate autofocus, a camera I’ve always wanted with me in any tight or difficult photographic situation. But there’s no getting away from the facts that it is now around nine years old, and that digital camera sensor design has moved on considerably since those days – something to talk more about another time.
Click onto the image to open an enlarged version in a separate window, and click upon the enlarged image to enlarge it yet more >>> if you really want to get a good look at all this grain!
Technique: D700 with 70-300 Nikkor lens at 300mm; 12,800 ISO; Lightroom; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Yellowed 1 preset.