At least I’m pretty sure it’s an antique radio. Found this (and there were a lot more antique radios) in a restaurant we were in – actually it was a dive bar that made a great chicken pot pie! This beauty was right in the doorway so shooting it involved light from outside as well as the darkness of the low lights in the restaurant. I wanted to get as much detail of the dial as I could without standing in their doorway for a long time so the combination of F stop and shutter speed resulted in a ridiculously high ISO and – you guessed it – noise. The Canon 5D M3 can handle high ISOs but still…
Since this was an antique the noise in this image – in my opinion – serves to enhance the “antique-ness” of it. I could’ve used some noise reduction in Lightroom but I chose not to. I wanted this baby to show it’s age and show it proudly. Post editing involved a bit of WB and levels adjusting and a vignette to bring the eyes attention to the dial in the middle; to pop the grain of the wood cabinet.
So does anyone know anything about this type of radio?
F6.3 – 1/50 – ISO12800 – 100mm – Canon 5D