Shadow detail

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by steve, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. steve

    steve Guest

    In b&w photography, on a sunny clear day, the shadows
    would basically consist of blue light reflected from
    the sky.

    Would a blue filter lighten the shadows thus increasing
    shadow detail ?

    steve, Mar 13, 2005
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  2. not for just this reason, but with b/w panchromatic film, a blue filter
    does lower contrast and can be used in certain types of architectural
    work for just this purpose.
    David Kilpatrick, Mar 13, 2005
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  3. It would darken any yellow/red lit areas and with a little more
    exposure, would reduce the contrast. It would also reduce the contrast
    between the sky and the clouds.

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    Michael J Davis, Mar 15, 2005
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