Wild West Victorian Fest

I went to Kerrville today to walk around the Fest which is a Victorian Themed Western Steampunk Festival.  The theme is the late 1800’s.  There were costumes, food, artist and musicians throughout the grounds performing throughout the day.  The CSAP event was planned for Saturday, however, the weather was cold and rainy, so we reschedule for today.  The weather was wonderful from about noon on, but the crowds were very light and not many came out in costume.  So overall, not a great photo op.  But it was a good Sunday afternoon out of the house.

One of the dancing events was inside.  I wandered in and decided to try and get a few captures with a higher ISO setting, as no tripods were allowed.  I thought I was setting my ISO to 1600…  well.. not so much! When I looked at the camera after the dancer finished, I realized I had accidentally spun the dial to Hi.07 on the Nikon which is actually 16,000.  Now I don’t think I’ve ever taken a picture at 16 thousand ISO and I had no hope that I would even be able to see the image, let alone process it into something that you could see.  But to my surprise, a couple of shots actually denoised enough to be acceptable if not viewed at 100% and I think I might use them for a painting project, where the grain won’t really matter.  Here are my 16,000 ISO attempts!   I have a Nikon D750 and wouldn’t recommend shooting at this high ISO but I was surprised by the performance.  Used my 70-200 lens, at 2.8 aperture, focal length 200mm.

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