One afternoon in mid-July I was late going on a poodlewalk with Maleko. As a result, I ended up making my way back to the car at the Petrel Cove carpark after dusk had fallen. It was another of those low light situations in photography, and so I decided to test the low light capabilities of my newly acquired Sony a7R111 as the seascape at dusk looked quite luminous.
This is a hand held photo made whilst I was walking along Depledge Beach towards Petrel Cove. It was after 5.30 pm in mid-winter, the sun had disappeared behind the hills, and the light was subdued.
No noise reduction has been used on this image when I was lightly post processing the digital file in Lightroom on the iMac. There is no need, as there was no noise.
The photo below was made a few minutes earlier, whilst I was walking along the cliff tops towards Depledge Beach. As you can see the sky was heavily overcast at dusk, and the rain was coming in from the southern ocean.
I would not be able to take photos in these kind of low light situations handholding my film Leica. Here then is one way in which digital technology has surpassed analogue technology.