Quote Originally Posted by Poisson Du Jour View Post
Shadows are by default referred to as "blocked" where there is not a skerrick of detail in them. It would be very confusing in the lab or in comms to describe highlights as "blocked" and shadows as "blown". It's just a term and nothing for people to get uncomfortable with. Remember you can blow a tyre too, or block you dunny... or is it the other way around??
Ha! Well, I disagree. Shadows, in my opinion, are just underexposed if there isn't enough detail. How can something be blocked when there's too little of it? Makes absolutely no sense at all.
Blocked highlights makes sense, because just like a road block there's 'stuff in the way', the density is too high, blocking enlarger light from shining through.