Yet another dreary grey Saturday, as seems to be the case this winter. However I decided to try to make the most of it photographically in the poor light this afternoon. Upon spotting this Common Sandpiper reasonably close to the Lapwing Hide at Blashford Lakes, I attempted some shots of it at various ISO’s – all the way from an ISO that is normally ok, ISO 800 on the 760D, all the way to the maximum of ISO 6400). The images were further pushed as a positive exposure compensation had to be dialed in. The higher ISO images, yielding sharper images due to the higher shutter speed, at a cost of increased noise.
After processing them all in Adobe Camera Raw, I finished them off in Photoshop CC, with “moderate jpeg” Topaz Denoise preset and a bit of sharpening.
Here are the results in ascending ISO order of today’s “keepers”. None are perfect by any means, but they are record of today’s sighting nonetheless.