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About

With the introduction of the Nikon D3S the option to shoot at ISO 102400 is now possible. Every photo posted here will be taken at this extremely high ISO setting and will not be processed at all other than to possibly convert to B&W. All photos are also taken hand held without the use of a tripod. No noise reduction will be applied unless specified. My goal is to take advantage of the incredible low light capability of this camera to see what creative and interesting photos can be produced without much post production or manipulation.

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Pipe Smoke

1/8000 @ f/5.0 - ISO102400

Philly Lights

1/500 @ f/1.4 - ISO102400

Tonight’s News

1/1600 @ f/1.8 - ISO102400

Taking the photo

1/4000 @ f/2.2 - ISO102400 - My friend Jaleel shooting some street photography with me in Philly

Lashes

1/2000 @ f/2.0 - ISO102400

Taken during a recent engagement session. You can view more from the set at KGM Expressions

Hat

1/2000 @ f/2.0 - ISO102400

Taken during a recent engagement session. You can view more from the set at KGM Expressions

Bench in Orange

Bench In Orange

1/100 @ f/2.0 - ISO102400

Hoop

Hoop

1/30 @ f/2.0 - ISO102400

Fence Spades

Fence Spades

1/50 @ f/2.2 - ISO102400

My Street

My Street

1/100 @ f/2.0 - ISO102400

Cracking Up

Cracking Up

1/800 @ f/2.0 - ISO102400

Shadow Play

Shadow Play

1/100 @ f/2.0 - ISO102400

Night Court

Night Court

1/125 @ f/2.2 - ISO102400

Take a Shot

Take A Shot

1/50 @ f/2.2 - ISO102400

Needles 2

Needles 2

1/60 @ f/2.2 - ISO102400

Rest

Rest

1/6 @ f/2.2 - ISO102400

Look Up 2

Look Up 2

1/80 @ f/2.2 - ISO102400

Pointy

Pointy

1/200 @ f/2.2 - ISO102400

Look Up

Look Up

1/400 @ f/2.0 - ISO102400

Dark Jungle

Dark Jungle

1/30 @ f/2.2 - ISO102400

Night Sticks

Night Sticks

1/200 @ f/2.0 - ISO102400

Road Metal

Road Metal

1/200 @ f/2.0 - ISO102400

Needles

Needles

1/1600 @ f/2.0 - ISO102400

Night Game

Night Game

1/100 @ f/2.2 - ISO102400

Morning Texture

Morning Texture

1/5000 @ f/4.0 - ISO 102400

The Branch

1/1000 @ f/16.0 - ISO 102400

Taken in the Aviary at Cape May County Zoo.

Sunrise Railing

1/3200 @ f/4.0 - ISO 102400

Taken at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park

Another Planet

1/5000 @ f/4.0 - ISO 102400

This is a close up shot of a large boulder on the jetty at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park. Taken well before the sun came up.

Empty Bench

1/100 @ f/4.0 - ISO 102400

Another photo taken before sunrise at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park on the Jersey shore. I love the desolate look of this photo.

Taper

1/2000 @ f/8.0 - ISO 102400

Playing with the shape of this leaf agains an all green background, this was one of my favorites. Taken in the bird aviary of the Cape May County Zoo in southern New Jersey.

Twisted Sticks

1/60 @ f/4.0 - ISO 102400

This was taken at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park on the New Jersey Coast. It was about 30 minutes before sunrise and in the dead of winter. I walked alone on this freezing morning. Mundane, generic object take on a very different look in the pre-dawn light, everything is bathed in a deep blue light and nothing shows any color at all. This photo was certainly a scenario that the camera was able to discern much more than my eye could. I thought the dead sticks made for a very interesting pattern.

Dark Jetty

1/1600 @ f/4.0 - ISO 102400

Taken about 20 minutes before sunrise at Barnegat Lighthouse on the New Jersey Coast. It was unseasonably warm (around 34F) that morning but as usual the wind has howling. It is amazing how barren and desolate it looks here before the sun rises. Then, as soon as there is light the activity increases and the daily life of this state park’s inhabitants and visitors begins.

Stripped

Stripped

1/3200 @ f/4.0 - ISO 102400

Twisted Eye

Twisted Eye

1/5000 @ f/16 - ISO 102400

Winter Weeds

Winter Weeds

1/1250 @ f/11 - ISO 102400

Clinging to Life

1/6400 @ f/4.0 - ISO 102400

Piggy Bank

Piggy Bank

1/6400 @ f/2.0 - ISO 102400

Leather Stool with Sunspot

Leather Stool with Sunspot

1/8000 @ f/3.2 - ISO 102400

Tree & Vines

Tree Vine

1/8000 @ f/9.0 - ISO 102400

Kitchen Spices

Kitchen Spices

1/500 @ f/2.2 - ISO102400