Black & Light 2

In February I posted a picture I made at Middleham Castle titled Black & Light In April I made another picture along the same lines this time at Fountains Abbey. As I looked at this scene my human eyes opened up the shadows. But I saw what looked a little like torn pieces of paper on a black background, and when spot metered for the highlights the camera agreed. I did take the shadows down as much as possible in pp to remove what little light was bouncing into the shadows. I shot the image a little before noon on a sunny day, a time that some say is not particularly good due to the harsh, high contrast nature of the light. I just used that to my advantage, you just need to make the best of the conditions you have at the time.

High contrast at Fountains Abbey.

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