Help with noise in sky. C&C also welcome

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  1. Moe

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    I have this photo that I'm considering enlarging and framing (our house is bare and I can get good price on prints. My wife isn't picky). However, I seem to have a problem with noise in the sky. It is present whether it's B&W or color. I shot at ISO 200. I have tried the noise reduction cranked all the way in photoshop (as I don't care about keeping detail in a plain sky), but it doesn't seem to do very much. I realize my D40 is only 6.1 mp, could that be the problem? This is not the only picture that this has happened in. The photo is large in order to show detail of the noise (it is most prominent in the upper left of the photo). Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

    p.s. c&c also welcome

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  2. alarionov

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    Great shot! I will be honest I dont see all that noise you are talking about.
     
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    Me either. Print it and hang it.
     
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    i see it, but i don't think its that noticeable.
     
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    yeah im havin a hard time seeing the noise as well, if you referring to the grainyness of the sky in b&w, i think it adds to the mood of the photo

    print it it should come out fine
     
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    I think that's a print and hang... the noise comes across as grain to me.
     
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    I have to agree.. great shot and I dont see any noise either.
     
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    Great shot, and there is no significant "noise". The fine grain texture makes the photo look better actually. Avoid using NR - make "noise" your best friend :)

    P.S. Colour noise s rather ugly but noise in B&W actually looks good (provided that it doesnt dominate the picture). It looks just like film grain.
     
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    Thanks everyone. Well it seems I am vastly outnumbered. I will print and go from there.
     
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    Yeah. Definitely one to print. I see the grain and actually quite like it.
     
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    no noise.......
     
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    I see the noise in the upper right. I wouldnt worry about it as everyone else says its a good look in this image. You may not even realize it when you print it.
     

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