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Choosing Their Mounts – Revisit

We now return to more images from my photo outing on the o6 Ranch, located between Ft. Davis and Alpine, Texas. This is another image from the early morning as the cowboys were choosing their mounts to ride for the day. As I was shooting with a Nikon D3s, I decided to kick the ISO up to 6400 and shoot a few photos just to see what the results would be.

As you may or may not know the Nikon D3s is known for producing low noise images shot at high ISO settings. This is mainly because the camera has fewer megapixels. With fewer megapixels that means larger photons for gathering light. These are some of the trade-off you have to consider when purchasing a camera.

In the image above you can see by raising the ISO setting to 6400, I was able to capture a lot more detail in the image while maintaining a fast shutter speed. I utilized a new filter in Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro 4 to help bring out some of the additional details. As I said in my previous post I highly recommend upgrading to Color Efex Pro 4. If you are not familiar with Color Efex Pro, you can learn more by visiting Nik Software’s website.

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