A Splash of Light – Part 1

There will be 17 images total in this series and I don’t like posting too many at one time because I think that people just have a habit of scrolling through quickly instead of studying the images and looking at the various nuances that are in them. I normally never edit that many images at once unless I’m doing a job and then its quickly batched and done. With me doing more stacked and layered images lately I don’t find it as much of an issue because I am loading a similar number of images just to produce one final image.

These images were all shot in Baltimore when I wanted something to do for New Years Day. I knew the streets would be empty and I just wanted to walk around to get out of the house. So just grabbed the Mighty Canon 330HS and off I went. I didn’t want to carry anything heavier because I had been lugging my other gear for the past few days and just wanted light and nimble. Plus, it is likely the last set to be shot with it as it’s replacement has come in which I will debut when I get time to shoot with it.

Splash of Light

Splash of Light

At one point I was going to leave some of these images in color but the more I played with the tones and shades the more I loved the final product in monochrome.

Splash of Light

 

Splash of Light

 

There is something the way the tones just play with the light and the shadows. Giving an impression of depth that sometimes isn’t available in color images.

Splash of Light

Splash of Light

I am also similarly impressed by the tonal quality of this camera. Yes, it has its flaws but for an inexpensive point-and-shoot it produces fantastic images. It goes to show you that its not the gear but how you use and and how your photographic mind works. I’ll touch on that in the next post with part two. Until then enjoy.

Splash of Light

Splash of Light