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Ian
24th June 2010, 05:30 PM
Here's a start (more after supper!):

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/984/P6191420.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/25018)

E-30, ISO 800, 14-35 f/2 @f/2.8, 1/13th sec. Processed in Lightroom 3

Ian

Ian
25th June 2010, 10:44 AM
I'd be interested to know if folks think this is the right brightness or not. It looks on the dark side via my laptop, but I would trust my big desktop screen more :)

Ian

Nick Temple-Fry
25th June 2010, 11:10 AM
I'd be interested to know if folks think this is the right brightness or not. It looks on the dark side via my laptop, but I would trust my big desktop screen more :)

Ian

To my eye I think your laptop may be right, but a quick tug on curves soon sorts it out. (my monitor is Spyder 2 calibrated)

Nick

Ian
25th June 2010, 11:14 AM
I was afraid you'd say that! :rolleyes:

The laptop and the desktop screens are both calibrated (I use both an i1Pro and Spyder 3) and the desktop monitor is on the bright side, even after calibration, but my laptop is, if anything, on the dark side... I tend to rely on histograms a lot!

Also, are you viewing using a colour managed browser? I find that IE8 does increase the contrast a bit, which darkens the shadows.

Ian

Ian
25th June 2010, 11:20 AM
Just to add, Nick, just had a peek at some of your gallery shots and they don't look overly bright on my big monitor, which is a relief.

I did consciously go for a dark and slightly dingy look with this image to try and recreate the atmosphere of the original time of the ship.

I also used Lightroom post crop vignette to darken the corners.

Ian

theMusicMan
25th June 2010, 11:23 AM
I'd say it looks a little dark on my Macbook monitor Ian, but as you mentioned, you intended it to be this way. I'd say this was spot on to be honest.

Nick Temple-Fry
25th June 2010, 11:28 AM
Just to add, Nick, just had a peek at some of your gallery shots and they don't look overly bright on my big monitor, which is a relief.

I did consciously go for a dark and slightly dingy look with this image to try and recreate the atmosphere of the original time of the ship.

I also used Lightroom post crop vignette to darken the corners.

Ian

Thanks for checking my shots Ian, it's always a concern as editing/viewing is so dependant on the monitor.

I use IE 8, as for colour management - it's an area that causes my brain to freeze solid every time I try to understand it, one day I'll see an explanation that works for me.

Nick

snaarman
25th June 2010, 11:44 AM
Well the whites look white and the very darkest bits look black. As for the stuff inbetween, well its an inside shot and as such it looks just right to me: Darkish, but as I would expect it..

Pete

Ian
25th June 2010, 11:58 AM
Thanks for checking my shots Ian, it's always a concern as editing/viewing is so dependant on the monitor.

I use IE 8, as for colour management - it's an area that causes my brain to freeze solid every time I try to understand it, one day I'll see an explanation that works for me.

Nick

I had a stab at explaining colour management here:

http://dpnow.com/7201.html

Ian

Nick Temple-Fry
25th June 2010, 12:08 PM
I had a stab at explaining colour management here:

http://dpnow.com/7201.html

Ian

Well done Ian, that certainly tends towards the understandable.

Thanks

Nick