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Sadly, we have overcast skies and a forecast of showers for the next few days, so my trip to San Francisco is on hold at the moment. I may try Muir Woods one more time. I couldn't park within a mile and a half of the entrance when I passed by on Monday. What are all these folks doing in the Bay area during the week? I thought I had the place to myself, but NO...
Last night I took Nikki out for the evening. She didn't seem to mind shooting in the dark, at least when the windows were illuminated as they typically are downtown. I know those who've been around this thread for a long while know I have a predilection for taking photos of shop windows at night, something the D700 handles without breaking a sweat. So here are three shop windows shot with Nikki at f/2, manual mode with a shutter speed of 1/200th of a second. It worked like a charm. I've found that when I nail focus, which is quite easy with the D700, this lens is so sharp there is no need for me to add sharpening to my workflow. Simply crop for composition, resize and save as a JPG file.
I used noise reduction with the second image that had such a bright window that the rest of the image was deep in shadow. I was able to pull up a great deal of detail but at the expense of a bit of noise that LR handled quite well. One of these days I'll do some tutorials with the Nik tools. Should be fun...