There were not many places I could go to during the opening phase after the shutdown of Switzerland’s economy. One country I was allowed to fly to was beautiful Sweden, but this is another upcoming story. I took this photograph at the Airport in Zürich. I was quite surprised that everything was closed; I expected to see stores being closed but not food courts. The only store that was open was Burger King. And the good part of this is, they sell beer – Heineken – not my favorite but it is beer.
It was quite a decent travel. The virus does know not to spread during the flight – the distance was only guaranteed while boarding the aircraft 😉 Sweden had the same distance rules as every other country I know. The reason why I went there is the simple fact that all the stores and restaurants were open. During the same time in Switzerland, the restaurants just opened up but all the rest was closed down. I would not have been able to get a gondola to the mountains and lot of hotels were still closed. Different country different behavior!
I have already checked in my tripod and there was no place where I could have set the camera to have it steady. I tried to put the camera on the ground but did not like the angle… So I had no other choice than increase the ISO. The ISO is basically the sensitivity of the sensor against the light. Meaning, when increasing this value, the sensor is more sensitive to light. But, it also brings noise to a photograph. I never set my camera to Auto-ISO because I think it is always aiming too high.
To reduce the noise in a photograph I use Adobe Lightroom. There is a whole panel to adjust the noise under the “Detail” section. I increase the “Luminance” slider under the “Noise Reduction” until the noise in the preview is gone. Then I get back to the “Sharpening” section and increase the “Amount” until the noise is back. Then I slightly dial the “Amount” back.