The One Mistake all Photographers Make (and a frog)
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I had been photographing an owl deep in the forest, my arms were tired and I was still feeling the excitement of that opportunity when I came across this frog. I knelt down and took a few shots, looked at my screen and was happy with what I saw. A few minutes later further along the trail I realized I had shot the frog at ISO 4000! We returned to the frog and I reset my camera to a more reasonable ISO, and no sooner than I was focused a goose chased the frog off the log. This left me with an ISO 4000 file, cropping exaggerated the noise. Processing the frog with Nik’s Dfine2 did a very nice job of removing most of the offensive noise. That said I am pretty sure that forgetting to reset the camera is one of the biggest mistakes all photographers make these days (a few decades back it would be forgetting to put film in the camera) 🙂 At least now we have the tools to fix our mistakes.