Making the Most of Colour and Contrast
The lights at Cambridge University are notoriously poor. With an ISO set up at 12800 and a lens opened at 2.8 there were parts of the pitch which were still no go zones with shutter speeds dropping down to 1/400th. I was keen to create some images to add to the Photo Story page we are building on behalf of the Army Rugby Union but wanted something other than standard action images with high levels of background noise and grain. Fading out colour is a commonly used technique but due to the amount of noise I also decided to under expose the faded part of the image and then add contrast to mask (make a virtue) of the noise. The results were the five images attached which are currently being worked into a photo story which should be online in the next week to 10 days. Click on an image for a larger version.
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