Still going through the Canon SD1400IS photos. These images don’t make any sense for a series as they are all disconnected and show no cohesion. It’s just stuff I thought was interesting for one reason or another. Usually the light and the shadows. Hence the title.
I didn’t use Nik Color Efex Pro with these images. I thought about it and I realized that the more filters I threw at the image the quality would degrade. While not being a total photo nerd, my suspicious is that because these images were jpeg and not RAW is that every time I loaded another filter it would just cause the image quality to slip just that little bit more. Considering I am using a cheap and tawdry filter to begin with it made sense to skip one and see if I got better results.
The tonality range in the camera still suffers. In darker color ranges it goes muddy. The one monotone in this collection would have suffered worse if I didn’t back off off the shadows. The images just can’t handle it. The color images tend to be fine in the major focus areas but again, start looking into the shadows and you notice the loss of detail.
One of the interesting things that I have learned from this sometimes frustrating exercise is that you can work any image to get something usable. You still need a decent base image to work off of but provided you are willing to take the time to work with what you got and don’t expect something you can blow up and print wall size you should be ok.