I’ve always wondered how early do the “early birds” rise. For the Raleigh Raptors, it’s early; sometimes too early and dark to take any images. Thankfully, the sensor on the Nikon D7000 has excellent shadow recovery so shooting underexposed while not perfect, is very possible. A little post-processing helps a long, long way. At times though, using the flash is inevitable.
Blynken was on the Raleigh Water Tower, wailing.
While Mama stood on the cell antenna and then proceeded to drop off mail at the Post Office building (?) on New Bern Ave.
While the Nikon D7000’s low-light and shadow detail performance is quite impressive, sometimes there is no substitute for a flash.
It’s interesting to see Mama’s eyes reflect the flash’s light. She didn’t seem to mind the hawkarattzzi 🙂
To experiment, I decided to test some high-iso shots. Note that about 5 mintues had elapsed between the flash and high ISO shots and the skies had brightened quite a bit during that span.
While there is no substitute for a well-lighted, low ISO shot, High-ISO on the D7000 is usable, in a pinch.
A blurred shot is sometimes better than no shot.
A noisy shot is better than a blurred shot.
A noise-free, in-focus shot is of course, best 🙂