Black And White Splash Zone

Today is a two photo day because the book review I was hoping to post was yet another DNF. When I get to the point where I have to ask myself why I’m still reading a book I’m really not enjoying in anyway, it is beyond time to put it down and walk away.

So I decided to play for a bit instead. I’ve always really loved the high contrast black and whites, probably more so after Hubby and I got our engagement photos done in that style. It is possible that I like it for the same reasons I like macro; it forces you to really look at the details. Funny how I don’t often play with getting that effect with the photos I take, but I’m trying it out on more of them.

This one was particularly interesting and fun because one part of this appears really high contrast while the other part is more just a grayscale..

Splash Zone

I have discovered that I love taking photos of water in all it’s forms. Probably because it has so many and they are all so interesting. Swimming with the kids the other day inspired me to play, just to see if I could come even close to capturing the way the light plays with the water when it is moving around. My kids kindly played along and gave me some really lovely splashes to work with.

I find it fascinating how this water, even though it is in motion, looks like ice when the camera freezes that motion. Some more so than others, but for the most part these all remind me of ice.

Water Splash
Water Splash

I’m also absolutely blown away every once in a while at the incredible quality difference between my old camera and my new one. There is no way I would have gotten these amazing shots with the old one.

Water Splash
Water Splash

And I have SO MANY!! It was almost impossible to narrow it down to the four I’ve posted here.

Water Splash
Water Splash

I also have a bunch of really awesome ones where the water is more calm, but I’ll save those for another day.