Posted on Mar.25, 2010, under Mechanical

(Nikon D700, 50mm, ISO 2000, Exposure 1/125 sec @f/1.8)

This is another shot I took at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. The picture shows a machine which was used to manufacture light bulbs. The museum lighting is pretty dark and I didn’t have my tripod with me so I bumped the ISO to 2000 to get this shot. While the noise levels even at this ISO aren’t too bad, my thought when I took this was to create more of a ‘artsy’ image with heavy processing using Topaz Simplify. I was more interested in the shapes in the shot than trying to capture the machine in a more realistic fashion.

Processing on was primarily done using Topaz Simplify. They have a preset called ‘Buzz Sim’ which does a really nice job of smoothing out the image in a very interesting manner. Any noise in the image is effectively smoothed and in some cases adds additional character to the image, similar to a painting, but with more detail.


Copyright © 2010 James W. Howe – All rights reserved.

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