Teddy Bear and heels gets a pulse of 84.6

I recently posted my picture "Teddy Bear and Tribute Heels" to 500 pixels and achieved a peak pulse of 84.6. This is the highest pulse I have managed to achieve so far on 500 pixels.

This picture was taken in the main bedroom in my house. My wife had re-arranged the layout of the room  and I noticed the sun trying to slip through the small gaps in the venetian blinds and they were managing to only just illuminate her really old teddy bear she has had since she was a little girl.

Then I got the idea of putting the stunning sexy YSL Tributes on the ledge of the window and trying to get a picture of that.

The dynamic range between the light coming through the venetians and the dark room was going to be a challenge, but I did not want to turn any lights on in the room or use any other lighting.

I decided to use the Sony a6000 because it seems to have about an extra stop of dynamic range compared to my Pentax K-3. I took all shots in RAW and I took a shot at +1, +0.5. 0.0, -0.3, and -0.6. I ended up using the -0.6 exposure.

I don't like to do too much 'Photo-shopping' of my pictures. In the RAW processing with Adobe Camera RAW I did a bit of digital noise removal and small amount of shadow recovery.

Here is the result as posted to 500 pixels.

I am really impressed with how the Sony a6000 handled the low light digital noise and how it preserved the beautiful blue colour of the heels in such low light.

It's just a pity about the curtain draw cable dangling behind the bear's head. I can't believe I missed that when I checked the frame. Just goes to prove that even after 30+ years of taking pictures there are things you can miss.

Still I got a pulse of 84.6. I am on my way to the very-hard-to-achieve pulse of 90+.