Another shoot for Silva Timber, with black finished cedar cladding. Black is a funny colour to represent, as it varies enormously in different light conditions. These images show the product in light and shade, with detailed and general views. A particular point of interest is the depiction of black surfaces in deep shadow - these required the layering of several exposures to bring out any detail, whilst at the same time I had to be careful to still show the contrasts between sunlit and shaded areas, and not make the former too bright. A knock-on effect of this was that the contrasting whitewashed walls had to be carefully processed (highlight reduction) so that there was still some tone in them.
Private house, Hertfordshire.