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.