Did you know that Tonal Contrast is not only present in black and white but in color photos as well? It’s really about highlights and shadows or blacks and whites. Our ability to perceive these differences in tone is why we can recognize shapes and lines.
Images with High Tonal Contrast are primarily light and dark elements with a sharp difference between them. They are dramatic and strong.
Drama? Did someone say drama? Yes as you might’ve noticed, I do enjoy a bit of drama in my images; therefore, I couldn’t resist capturing these big, billowy clouds for this example. Usually we don’t get these kinds of clouds until springtime so I’ve been a happy camper with all the opportunity for interesting skies.
December 15, 2015 at 6:53 am
I love cloud photos so much I even joined the “Cloud Appreciation Society” based on a quite humorous, yet scientific book about clouds called The Cloudspotters Guide. It is good bedtime reading. Your photo is fabulous. The cloudspotters would love it!!!
December 15, 2015 at 9:14 am
Thank you so much! Cloud Appreciation Society??????? That sounds interesting. I do love a good cloud. 🙂
December 16, 2015 at 5:47 am
It’s tongue in cheek, British humor, but this author has a book on clouds, and publishes photos of clouds. People send him great photos of unusual clouds from all over the world.
December 16, 2015 at 7:08 am
That’s really neat that he does that. And oh, are you British?? Sorry if I don’t know that. Sometimes I get people mixed up in here unless I speak with them regularly lol. I think we’ve crossed into the regular status now. hahahh
December 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
I very much like how you handled the lighting on this. Is this your front yard? 🙂
December 15, 2015 at 7:03 am
Private golf course I believe …. 😉
December 15, 2015 at 7:27 am
Thank you David! (Back yard)
December 15, 2015 at 7:02 am
Yes I know Laura!!! 😉
December 15, 2015 at 7:28 am
December 15, 2015 at 8:02 am
I can’t imagine the time that was spent to get such an amazing shot…
December 15, 2015 at 9:11 am
Hmm about a minute? Seriously…I just looked up and took one shot. Lucky. Thank you Charlie.
December 15, 2015 at 11:33 am
Fabulous! Well spotted, well captured
December 15, 2015 at 12:19 pm
Thanks so much Sue!
December 15, 2015 at 12:21 pm
Once again, lovely light.
December 15, 2015 at 12:22 pm
YOu are blowing me away with your work, Laura. Just incredible!!! ❤
December 15, 2015 at 12:23 pm
Thank you so much! I’ve been reading a lot lately about photography and trying to implement what I’ve been reading. I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
December 15, 2015 at 12:27 pm
I’m seeing the results, Laura. Quite fantastic actually. And about drama …. you go!! I do the same thing. 🙂 ❤
December 15, 2015 at 12:32 pm
Nooo…you?? Drama???? hehehehehe
December 15, 2015 at 3:12 pm
December 15, 2015 at 4:53 pm
December 15, 2015 at 3:26 pm
and what a beautiful example!
December 15, 2015 at 4:54 pm
Thank you! Nice to see you by the way. I finally saw your post in the reader today. hallelujah!
December 15, 2015 at 5:11 pm
No worries. I’ve not been much online the last week!! But glad my post is showing up!
December 15, 2015 at 7:48 pm
such an excellent example.
December 16, 2015 at 7:05 am
December 15, 2015 at 11:15 pm
So beautiful Laura 😀
December 16, 2015 at 7:06 am
Thank you Irene. 🙂
December 16, 2015 at 7:24 am
Laura, no I am not British, but I have to admit that I am an anglophile, exchanged houses when my kids were young with a family over there. Got a real feeling for the country by doing that. I was born an raised in San Francisco. Carol
December 16, 2015 at 7:28 am
Oh ok lol. My son-in-law is British. I can’t understand him half the time! haha
December 16, 2015 at 4:53 pm
December 16, 2015 at 8:16 pm
Thank you!!! Love that exclamation!
December 20, 2015 at 4:09 pm
THe light is very fine and strong – makes a great effect – and great shot!
December 20, 2015 at 4:35 pm
Thank you so much!