Mark Boyle’s early morning landscape is a masterpiece of tonal subtlety
Legendary landscape photographer Ansel Adams used precise exposure, film development and print-making techniques to produce his classic images of the American wilderness. But tonal subtlety is not solely the province of silver-based film emulsions, as Mark Boyle demonstrates with his beautifully- crafted black-andwhite shot titled ‘Pemberton Swimming Pool’. He started with a colour image but, as he puts it, “I chose black-and-white to enhance the mood and atmosphere of the scene, which can often be less effective in colour.” The key is to capture the full brightness range of the scene when you shoot so that you have the perfect ‘digital negative’ to work from.
PEMBERTON SWIMMING POO L MARK BOYLE Nikon D7000, Nikon 24-70 mm f/2.8, 0.6 secs, f/ 16, ISO100