Shadows

Shadows can add a lot to a photograph. They can emphasize emotions, create surreal images, and be used in a variety of ways. – Smashing Magazine

So, what happened to shadows in photography? Digital, Photoshop, highlight adjustments, Advanced D Lighting.  People bringing up details in the shadows, simply because they can do so. Look at images taken on film, from way back, and you can see dark, moody, beautiful photographs, decades before photographers were trying to punish every last pixel. Some things are best left alone.

Here are some more shots from a recent college reunion. I love the shadows and dark levels. Once again, Nikon F3, Tri-X.

View From The Bar

View From The Bar

Guessing A Shutter Speed Of 1/15th Sec. Was Used Here.

Guessing A Shutter Speed Of 1/15th Sec. Was Used Here.

Window Light- Maybe The Lightest Interior Scene From The Afternoon.

Window Light- Maybe The Lightest Interior Scene From The Afternoon.

A Mix Of Light And Dark Made For A Pretty Cool Shot.

A Mix Of Light And Dark Made For A Pretty Cool Shot.

Guessing That The F3's Heavily Center-Weighted Metering Really Helped Get This Backlit Shot.

Guessing That The F3’s Heavily Center-Weighted Metering Really Helped Get This Backlit Shot.

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6 thoughts on “Shadows

  1. It seems to me that since the advent of digital photography colours need to be neon bright, images need to uber tack sharp and shadows bright. Where’s the mood? The photographs you posted above, in my novice opinion anyway, wouldn’t work if they showed shadow detail.

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