Quote Originally Posted by L Gebhardt
Didn't Ansel say to place the shadows on Zone III? In which book did he say to place areas with shadow detail on Zone I?
I don't think he said where to put the shadows, except that placing the shadows rather than the highlights would be easier to do accurately. There is more room for error when placing the shadow than there is in placing a highlight and still getting a desirable print from it. I don't think he felt it necessary or desirable that every image have maximum black or white.