Earthshine: smooth or grainy? Adding noise in post.

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Earthshine: smooth or grainy? Adding noise in post.

I was playing around editing yesterday's shot and it got me thinking. How often do you guys add noise to your images? And if so, in what situations?

So, here are the shots. I got it to my liking first and then went two ways. For one, I added extra noise reduction to smooth it out, and for the other I added random noise.

1. Smooth version

2. Grainy version

Which one do you like better?

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Smooth one looks better to me.
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Grainy one looks better to me.
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Neither/I don't care/Both
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