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Photographer's Note

Travel is not all about tourism. Some people do travel extensively for work and I am one of those. For over one year I have been traveling to Indonesia and working on this oil rig, offshore in the Sea of Java. The actual location is very close to Surabaya, and we even can see the city lights at night above the horizon. Because it is an offshore location, we travel to and from the rig by chopper.

The photo was taken with a tripod and it was a bit of a challenge to get an acceptable exposure, considering the distance to the derrick with a quite dim lighting compared with the strong flood lights. I have tried several different exposures and this is the final result.
I can see the photo has a bit too much of noise but I still do not know how to use Photoshop to reduce it.
Any comments on how to improve shooting in such conditions and how to reduce noise would really be much appreciated.

P.S. A day view from the same POV is here.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Antonio Ribeiro (ribeiroantonio) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4806 W: 470 N: 6473] (22730)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-06-23
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/2.8, 1/2 seconds
  • Details: Tripod: Yes
  • More Photo Info: view
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2006-06-30 6:10
Viewed: 2302
Points: 30
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