The first two nights in Bali I stayed at Kuta Beach. The main reason for this was the sunset – Kuta is on the west coast of the island.
I really could not find a good location to take a photo until I saw this bar from the photograph. It was before sunset and I took a drink there.
When the sunset finally started, I was in stress mode because there were a lot of other people sitting and walking in this cool bar, so I could not use my tripod. (Even if I was allowed to!)
In a hurry, I left my camera in A-Mode (instead of M-Mode) and increased the ISO slightly to achieve the wanted result. When I started to take photos, I had 1/60 of a second which is an OK shutter speed for handheld. I was lucky because I shot this photo at 1/30 of a second. This drink I has at the bar must have helped me to hold steady!
How to correct the “high” ISO?
This is done in Adobe Lightroom. Get to the Details section and start to increase the “Luminance” slider under “Noise Reduction”. Increase till the noise is gone – the most noise you can find in the black areas of the photograph. Once the noise is gone, increase the “Amount” under “Sharpening” until the noise comes back and then slightly dial it down again. This also sharpens the photograph!