Handheld Nighttime Photography

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By Johannes Wienke

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During a recent business trip to Grenoble, France I had a short amout of time to visit the remarkable landmark “La Bastille”, which is a fortress in the mountains overlooking the city of Grenoble. With the time constraints and the bad weather I didn’t bring my tripod with me but actually the twilight turned out to be quite pleasing, so I had to challenge the high-ISO capabilities of my Nikon D7000 as well as my hands. The results are actually quite usable with some amount of lightroom denoising:

Photo: Walking through the Blue Hour

Of course it would have been much sharper and with less noise at lower ISO and I wouldn’t print this on a big canvas, but for internet use it works.