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cmi

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2x bw
« on: October 27, 2010, 09:55:26 AM »

Comments and critique apprectiated.
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Dick Roadnight

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Re: 2x bw
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2010, 10:55:04 AM »

Hi...

The vertical pic looks muddy until I blew it up to 100% ...but there is detail almost everywhere, but, on my (calibrated) monitor it still looks a little dark (it looks a perfect on the laptop screen... do you have a calibrated monitor?)

The Horizontal pic looks good, but the eye is lead into the mist. Mist can be photogenic if you can see beyond it - it can help give a sense of depth to a picture.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2010, 11:21:12 PM by Dick Roadnight »
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Re: 2x bw
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2010, 11:21:21 AM »

I imagine these would both look great as large prints.

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Re: 2x bw
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2010, 07:40:37 PM »

Christian, I think your tonal balance looks great the way it is. The low values are holding enough detail on my monitor. And I'd keep your crop in #2. From the standpoint of composition, I prefer #1.

Bruce, I think you've lightened the photo too much. The blacks now look gray. Perhaps your monitor isn't capable of displaying a wide enough grayscale range.
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Re: 2x bw
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2010, 08:46:27 PM »

Christian, I think your tonal balance looks great the way it is. The low values are holding enough detail on my monitor. And I'd keep your crop in #2. From the standpoint of composition, I prefer #1.

Bruce, I think you've lightened the photo too much. The blacks now look gray. Perhaps your monitor isn't capable of displaying a wide enough grayscale range.
   I'm sorry, I didn't mean to touch the grays.  I'll take it down, if can.  Bruce
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Re: 2x bw
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2010, 02:11:32 PM »

Thank you all for your comments.

The first is my favourite, too.

The high blacklevel is intentional.

The second has enough flesh for a 2m / 6,5feet (horizontal) print.

First testprint looks already good :)
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