Winter's Eve, Camp 6, Yosemite NP

Posted by Don Smith (California, United States) on 22 February 2013 in Landscape & Rural.


5th Annual Northern Arizona Photo Workshop - Grand Canyon, Page (Antelope Canyon/Horseshoe Bend) and Sedona - March 25-29, 2013 (WORKSHOP SOLD OUT :: WAITING LIST ONLY)
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Noise issues have become less prevalent wit modern-day sensors. Careful metering and exposure techniques are still key, but for most images, noise is minimal. Yet, there are times (such as with night photography) where we need to push our ISO's to the max. It's key to know where your camera's noise threshold resides, but beyond that, a noise reduction program will help. I use Nik Dfine 2.0 and have found that this is a very powerful noise reduction plug-in. In my latest blog, I take a look at a basic workflow using Dfine 2.0. To read more, please see Dealing With Noise - A Basic Workflow Primer.

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Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

عکسی هنرمندانه از طبیعتی بی نظیر

مثل همیشه کاری است بزرگ

سلام از ایران

22 Feb 2013 6:30pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely beautiful! A gorgeous reflection and I don't think I have ever seen so many stars!

22 Feb 2013 7:04pm

Dave from Indianapolis, United States

Absolutely fantastic. Great shotl.

22 Feb 2013 7:17pm

@Dave: Thanks Dave!

destani from mashhad, Iran

Great shot , very nice!
Excellent ! 5*****

22 Feb 2013 8:31pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice long exposure shot!
so beautiful frame, colors, lights & reflections!!!

22 Feb 2013 9:34pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

exquisite! this is extraordinary

23 Feb 2013 12:27am

L'angevine from Angers, France

je suis dans une autre planète,impressionnant

23 Feb 2013 9:35am

Mike from California, United States

Cool shot Don...I like the reflection you got in the Merced River.

23 Feb 2013 9:18pm

@Mike: Thanks Mike - you probably have something similar!

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wow! stunning work to get the exposure perfect for the sky and for the foreground!

24 Feb 2013 6:08am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom


24 Feb 2013 11:46am

Nick Lust from Hollister, United States

I agree with Mike. This is a very cool shot and I also like the reflection in the river. I also liked the article about Nik Dfine 2.0. It is an excellent learning tool for using the software.

25 Feb 2013 1:21am

@Nick Lust: Thanks Nick - Dfine is my go-to noise reduction software! Hope you can make it tomorrow.

Tracy from Charlotte, United States

This is breathtaking! I can't wait to get back to Cali and be a "tourist" !

25 Feb 2013 12:38pm

@Tracy: :-)

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Tamara's by destani

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
30 seconds
ISO 6400
24 mm


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