Guillermo's images are quite superb, and I bet he didn't even have to use any serious noise reduction.
Thank you very much Ray and the others. I never apply any noise reduction but a slight colour noise reduction when coloured noise is present (not here obviously).
I love to minimise captured noise playing with ETTR and ISO, or eliminate noise improving textures with techniques like overexposure blending.
But if noise reduction is to be achieved at the cost of losing any texture, I will never apply it. That's why noise elimination plugins simply aren't for me.
Nice pictures here, and nice to see a different
thread like this in this section.