Highlights and shadows

Despite the many recent advances in digital cameras, I still find that colour neg film has the edge for dynamic range, coping well with very contrasty lighting (see image).  I suspect that with a DSLR I would have lost detail in the sky completely, whereas with Ektar 100 I was able to pull out the shadow detail in this shot, whilst preserving detail in the brightest parts.   I was actually almost shooting into direct sunlight here yet all the information is still clearly visible.  This image forms part of my Alamy collection,  together with dozens of other pictures of Hastings, East Sussex.  See Alamy.com

 

 

Image © Richard Barnes/Alamy

Image © Richard Barnes/Alamy