In the illustration of the apple trees (left image), the apples jump out convincingly because the red is opposite to green in the colour spectrum. However, when you convert that image to black-and-white (right image), the apples and leaves are converted to a very similar grey tone and hence blend together to make for a messy photograph. In the book, you will learn how to make an outstanding black-and-white image.
In Chapter 10, you will discover a propriety observation that Darren shares based on his 40 years of experience as a professional photographer. Your eyes will always go to the lightest or darkest part of the image. In Chapter 12, you will master the art of tone and clever use of colour to take your photography quantum.