Friday, 25 February 2011


1/60 sec  ~  f/2.6  ~  ISO 400

Sometimes, high-ISO noise can work to your advantage.  This is a crop from the centre of a much larger original.  The camera chose an exposure of 1/60 sec at ISO 400; if I'd been paying attention I'd have used a slower shutter speed as the LX5 has excellent image stabilisation, and dropped the ISO for a cleaner result.  But then I'd have missed the opportunity to take advantage of that noise by sharpening it to give the film grain effect which seems to suit the subject so well.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I agree. The grain does it right, especially the background.