SFGate has some excellent photographers working for them. While I’ve seen the occasional clunker of a photo on their pages, many of the shots are extremely good– well-seen and well-captured, and they often tell a story with few or no words required.
I just came across a couple dozen outtakes of the year from them. Many of the photos are quite good, and some are just short of being good. The thing I particularly enjoyed about them, though, and the reason I’m posting this here, is that each of the photos has camera and exposure information in the caption. Several of them also have the photographer’s thoughts about why they took the shot the way they did.
Many of them were shot at high- or very-high ISOs, including one at ISO 4000. The photographer was using a Canon 5D Mark II for the shot, which performs brilliantly at higher ISOs. It’s also my camera of choice these days.
Study the images and think about why the photographer used the settings they did. I think you’ll find them quite educational.