Hello everyone and welcome to another addition of Sky Watch Friday. Today's post comes from Yellowstone again, the nice thing about spending two plus weeks there in the fall is it gives me plenty of photographs to choose from to keep this blog going when I am not out shooting anything else.
This photograph was taken the morning of October 2, 2008 between Mammoth and Roosevelt near the Blacktail Plateau Drive. It was a beautiful sunrise in Yellowstone, but then again every sunrise in Yellowstone is beautiful.
Now for the technical side and request for assistance. The photo was taken at 3200 ISO, hence the noise, but I am still amazed at the limited noise for that high an ISO. My D70 and D2X had noise like that above 400 ISO. My photoshop skills lack, so I know nothing about HDR. I was able to bring back most of the foreground in the raw settings and help things out with layer masks. The part that I don't get is the colors always look better and the photos just look better until I upload them for the web, then they seem to wash out. I save my photos as 72 dpi jpegs (save as) that I am going to use on the web. Should I be saving them in CS2 under save for web? Does this make a difference, will it preserve colors?