Darkness and shadow can really give such dramatic emphasis and effects to a form or area. By using light to create similar images of welcome or ominous portent.
With the use of smart phones we too can now create these very easily by adjusting the image colour.
I know I prefer the real effects.
The discussion about the role of darkness and shadow in our lives is no longer purely an aesthetic issue, argues architect and lighting designer Mark Major, but also a major consideration in terms of the environment and wellbeing Darkness has become almost fashionable in lighting design circles in recent years. Not only from an aesthetic view point, but also through an appreciation of the potential impacts that artificial light has on our environment and human health