On a cold night just after New Years Day, I again explored an exhibition of outside public art in the Jardin Anglais (English garden) in Geneva.
As the snow fell together with the temperature, I found a curious item: a large mirror with apparent imperfections causing the image to distort. It was very dark in this corner. The mirror was in several panels.
Photographed handheld at 0.5 seconds exposure and the Canon 40D pushed to 3200 ISO. I wish I had my 5D with me – it handles very low light much better with much less noise.
I kept the processing relatively simple. I did a little work on the image noise, brought up the exposure to show the scene behind me and did some other adjustments to the curves. Selecting the white point was tricky as the snow was dirty in this area and the mirror also introduced colour variations and imperfections. The increased “grain” only improved the look of the image.
I did not want to overprocess the scene. I did not get rid of all the noise – some remains. I decided to leave the image as it is and see what reaction I get.
Another experiment for your consideration.
I suggest you look at this in LARGE MODE.