Sdiver2489 wrote in post #9826080
Read more carefully?
This is the exact concept...just without the useless acronym. Point is, with this light by the time you slow the shutter speed to overexpose the picture to reduce noise, the difference between doing that and just using ISO 800 is probably not significant.
Just simply overexposing is not what HAMSTTR is, from what I understand (but I could be wrong, there was alot of thoughts in that thread to muddle through). HAMSTTR is to set up your shot as you really would like using something like ISO 1600 (with a bit of ETTR), then move to ISO 3200 (for the ITTR), take the shot, then bring that down to 1600 in post to get less noise than just doing a normal exposure at 1600 (equals HAMSTTR).
It is not shooting at ISO 1600 with EC+1 or +2/3 and bring the exposure down in Raw, which is merely ETTR. Also, with raw, there is enough detail in the digital range at the high end to generate 2-3 different JPGs to get a better range overall doing some merging. (Of course many mentions are made that ISO 1600 might be as high as you can go with this concept anyways, so maybe it would not apply here.)
I expect that the conditions were actually quite dark due to the sun below the horizon, and the shutter speed + ISO shows that a bit. I actually think this shot is pretty decent and you would just use noise removal during post to clean it up. With a shot like this, doing a bracketed shot at +1, -1 and 0 might have been the best option, then do a photoshop HDR merge.
Of course what do I know? It isn't like I shoot often at high ISOs...