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A few days ago I stumbled upon this shot that I had initially started processing but then forgot about. I remember liking the shot a lot, but due to extensive noise I didn't really bother. The noise came from a hot sensor (high temperatures, extended use of live view mode and long exposure) and looked much like what I had to deal with in "A Desert's Sky". Luckily this time it was an easier fix: duplicate of layer > noise reduction + median filter at moderate settings blended with darken blending mode. The resulting file is more or less noise free and thanks to the blending almost no detail got lost.

Canon 5DMkII, 17-40mm, GND, Lee Big Stopper

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