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Testing with high/auto ISO settings

I recently attended a local gathering for wedding-related vendors in the newly renovated ballroom at the American Legion (on Bull St, in Savannah.) I set the Nikon D7000 to shutter priority with Auto-ISO enabled (max at ISO 6400.) During editing I created three variations from the original color image so the set contains:

  1. original (color)
  2. B&W conversion
  3. Color fade
  4. Color fade + toning

This was a ‘mixed lighting’ environment (late afternoon daylight + incandescent lights) so I selected the Lightroom default for ‘incandescent’ white balance.

In general, the originals were ‘noisy’ so I applied some ‘noise reduction’ using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.  IMO, the B&W images look the ‘best’ with the original color version be acceptable with the exception of the first image (captured at ISO  400 and several stops under-exposed so the tinkering introduced quite a bit of ‘noise’.) The ‘toned’ images present a different ‘look’, especially for the venue. BTW – Jeff Brown (All About You DJs) was manning the sound station.

A PDF slide show includes EXIF information.