Which way around Mdina?
Let’s take the monochrome route!
This week I’m opting for Black & White images for Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge.
I’m also still working on images from 16th century Mdina, Malta’s Silent City.
The narrow streets and bright, albeit intermittent, midday sunshine were a challenging combination when trying to get shots that “worked”. This was made trickier as it was too bright to see anything on the LCD back-screen and using the viewfinder when wearing sunglasses doesn’t give the clearest view.
Oh, the obstacles we photographers have to strive to overcome! Ha! Shooting in RAW format lets me get away with all sorts of mistakes and allows me to rescue lots of images that would otherwise be binned.
All these images were taken with my trusty Fuji x100s with its fixed 23mm lens. Any other camera is too heavy to carry around on holiday and there’s always the iPhone for slightly wider-angle shots.
I’ve processed these in Photoshop using the Nik Plugin Silver Efex Pro2. I’ve tended to go for a high key effect on these particular images to remind me of that wonderful Mediterranean sunshine.