I have been meaning to use my lunch break to find a source of inspiration in Yorkville. Today (January 14, 2013) is my second last day of work, and I managed to travel outside of my normal route directly to the subway station, where I found trees decorated with Christmas lights.
With a 50mm prime mounted, which I rarely use, I thought I had a pretty decent shot when I looked at the photo on my low-resolution LCD screen. When I came back home and opened it on my computer, I found it to be out of focus. I ran the image through Noise Ninja to reduce the amount of noise, which I think did a fairly decent job.
The amount of noise I get at a maximum ISO of 1600 of my camera is something I have learned to deal with. With slightly more than 20,000 shutter actuations, I won't be getting a new camera any time soon. I always remind myself of the film days, when I rarely used highly sensitive films.