2023 – week 50

This week’s shot is from Carols Under The Tree in Leigh Library Gardens and shows the audience appreciating the children from a local dance academy. I’ve chosen this shot, as it captures the atmosphere without any of the children being identifiable.

On a technical level, this was a challenging shot in very low light. I shot it ISO6400 and the exposure was still only 1/8th of a second at f2.8. I then used Lightroom’s new AI based noise reduction to clean it up. I think that tools like that are perfectly acceptable. I’m OK with any editing tool that helps to overcome the limitations of the sensor technology of the camera, and generally limit my editing to cropping and adjustments for colour and exposure.