Sunday, June 6, 2010

Chiaroscuro and Contrast

As photography developed as an art form in the early 20th century, many of the luminary photographers like Ansel Adams studied the paintings of the Old Masters. Among the important technique the developed was using light and dark , chiaroscuro , to create drama and scale in a photo. In this image , the dark , semi-silhoutted trees in the foreground frame and define the ethereal grandeur of the mountain in the background.

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