With today’s fast cameras, big sensors, and great noise reduction technology, like that in Lightroom 3 tha I described earlier (magic), we can see better with our cameras than we can in real life. It is fun to experiment with that.
Like in Montreal the other day. Here’s a street the way it looked to me:
But with my camera (a Canon 1D Mark IV) set to auto ISO, and at 3,000 ISO, I got this:
And by white balancing this RAW imaging to correct the yellow Sodium light, we get this:
I can actually see better with my cameras than I can see in real life.
And I suggest you all try this. Go out and use auto ISO or a very high manual ISO. Apply noise reduction (in the camera if you shoot JPG, or in Lightroom so you get more control). See what happens!