Ref: B42 *
Ref: B42 *

“Sunshine and Shadow”
The topsail schooner ‘Lively’ moored against the New Quay.
This is a technically brilliant photograph by any standards but its true value is realised when one considers the stage to which photography had developed when this exposure was made. The equipment was cumbersome but more importantly the photographic emulsions of the period all too easily produced negatives with a compressed tonal range.
The remarkable highlight and shadow detail in this photograph illustrate Sutcliffe's mastery of both camera and the processing technique.

Ref: B42 *

“Sunshine and Shadow”
The topsail schooner ‘Lively’ moored against the New Quay.
This is a technically brilliant photograph by any standards but its true value is realised when one considers the stage to which photography had developed when this exposure was made. The equipment was cumbersome but more importantly the photographic emulsions of the period all too easily produced negatives with a compressed tonal range.
The remarkable highlight and shadow detail in this photograph illustrate Sutcliffe's mastery of both camera and the processing technique.