The total variation based image denoising model of Rudin, Osher,
has been generalized and modified in many ways in the literature; one of
these modifications is to use the L1 norm as the fidelity term. We study the
interesting consequences of this modification, especially from the point of
view of geometric properties of its solutions. It turns out to have
new implications for data driven scale selection and multiscale image
(joint work with Selim Esedgolu).