We recently purchased a new digital camera, this time electing a Canon PowerShot LPH 330HS. Although we’ve had the thing for about a month now, I haven’t really taken the opportunity to just walk around and shoot with it. Last night, Heather and I took it out around downtown Phoenix for bit of night photography.
While my shot composition leaves a little to be desired, I’d highly recommend this little camera if you’re in the market for something in an affordable price range that takes awesome pictures both day and night.
Above is a shot of the light rail station near Central and Roosevelt. Aside from the fairly noticeable dust particles on the top right hand corner of the shot, and the flash exposure glaring on the leaves, I’m pretty happy with how this one turned out. The lighting is nothing spectacular but you’re able to make out what’s going on, and the futuristic architecture gives late night Phoenix a nice science fiction vibe.
Here’s a wide shot on the south west entrance of Margaret T. Hance Park. Again, nothing super interesting, but it does kind of give you a feel for this little camera’s range, even in less than optimal light.
Through my eyes, the middle of this field looks dark and mysterious. Through the eyes of the camera, you can easily make out what lies beyond the shadows, and get a view of the lamps directly on the other side of the park.
And lastly, here’s a snapshot of the intersection at Central Avenue and Portland. I’m a fan of the halo’s around the streetlamps, and the lack of any traffic in the frame, really translates how empty the downtown area is at night.
Admittedly, three pictures aren’t really enough to do this camera’s full range justice, but I plan on doing a more in depth review (with examples) here in a few days.