So...have you ever taken a picture that had a significant area of blown highlights, or, better yet, flared highlights? I'd like to see some.
I love the effect in Kim's picture below, but (strangely—maybe something is wrong with my brain tonight) other examples aren't popping into my head. Apart from some of the landscapes in Deep South and some of Atget's*.
(Thanks to Severian)
*It's so annoying having most of my books in boxes. To paraphrase Richard III, "My library, my library, my kingdom for my library!"
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Blake: "Julián Barón's C.E.N.S.U.R.A. makes excellent use of this technique."
Here's a historical picture that I remembered: Lee Friedlander's 1959 portrait of Helen Levitt in New York City. I imitated this effect several times over the years.
Not a very good JPEG, but it was the best I could find:
I once asked Miss Levitt if she liked this, and she replied that she didn't like any photographs of herself. But then, she wouldn't sign some of her own books. —MJ