Dark little shroom

The cutest mushrooms are always in the darkest spots, at least in my experience. My attempt is still pretty noisy.

Curious to how your takes on it will be; pointers to counter the noise will be welcome too. Of course a longer exposure would have helped, but I had to shoot this one while holding the camera.

Shot handheld with a Canon 70D, 17-55mm f2.8.

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Don’t know much about the noise. I used surface blurr on the background to hide it a bit. In the foreground there is more going on so that the noise isn’t that annoying, at least for me.

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I think the f13 is some crazy setting for this scenario. Was this intended?


Hah no, the f13 was a mistake there; I went from shooting landscape against the sun to this, while also trying to keep up with my family, and left it on the wrong setting. Would have helped to be on a faster setting indeed :smiley:

The mushroom pops nicely in your pic.

My version…

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What a cute little mushy :3

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Good one to try out my noise presets - one for chroma, one for luma - adjust strength to taste.

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dt 4.0.1

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Wow…the image was so dark which equals lots of noise.

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Yeah, it was a challenging corner of the forrest, and I mistakingly put my camera on the wrong f-stop too, which didn’t help. Noisy little mushroom :slight_smile:

I like the tones in your take, the subject pops a bit better from the background tree.

Very underexposed but something I have been able to get

Darktable 4.0.1

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Here is my version, I pushed the sliders a bit, :slight_smile:
DT 4.1.

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Greetings from Brussels,

dt 4.0.1

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