Last night I was down near Yellowstone National Park when I was able to capture these incredible storm clouds that rolled into the Paradise Valley at sunset. There was no time to set up a tripod so I had to shoot at some higher ISOs to maintain a fast enough shutter speed while hand holding. This shot was taken at ISO 1600 F11 1/250 sec.
You’ve got to love the advancing technology and lower noise processing of the higher ISOs that are in our cameras these days. I routinely and comfortably shoot at ISO 1600 when I have to and up to 6400 when in a pinch now. Not only has the better sensor quality helped, but also the improved noise reduction algorithms in software have made a big difference as well.