View Full Version : Alabama mountain road with bikers
11-20-2002, 03:04 PM
Another photo redone as a painting with more inspiration from Lisa's colors and Anne's "rule of thirds" revisited.
11-21-2002, 09:30 AM
I visited this thread yesterday afternoon. I took a long look at the photo...did you upload a different version of it while I wasn't looking? :)
NOW, if you didn't change the photo, I can most definitely SEE the reason we need to calibrate our monitors! I was viewing this thread on the 19" monitor on my desk at work. There the image was "gray" and hard for me to see (thus no comment...). I noticed a distinct lack of definition (depth and clarity) in the image I saw yesterday. I even went so far as to copy the image to the clipboard and paste it into PSP to see if levels and saturation would bring out the colors I would normally see in your work. The adjustments did help...but now, I'm *really* confused!
This morning, the image is beautifully clear with deep shadows and the "grayness" isn't there.
SO, I have to ask..."is it real, or is it memorex" ? :D
In other words, are my eyes (AND my monitors!) *that* far off?? :D
11-21-2002, 12:44 PM
Yes, you are right. I had mistakenly uploaded the wrong image and then exchanged it with this one. However, the other shouldn't have looked grayish at all. Maybe your work monitor isn't up to par.
That is one problem we all have regarding how things look on monitors. With my work, I only know how things look on my monitor and have to assume they look close to the same on others. I am fussy about the degree of color saturation, brightness, contrast, etc., but don't know if the subtlies show on screens other than mine. We all have this same problem. And too, if you are "used" to seeing things with definite color shifts and think that's the way it's supposed to look, calibrating will make things look strange. Then there's the problem with being slightly colorblind as many are... but that's a whole other story.
Another problem when I layout and design a web site, is what resolution to design for and how the web colors will look for viewers visiting the site. There was a time I had to design for 640 x 480, now I do it for 800 x 600. I'd prefer to jump it to 1024 x 768, but I'm sure there are still too many people with 14 and 15 inch monitors. Therefore there are certain things I don't bother doing, knowing that it would be lost on smaller and uncalibrated or unadjusted monitors.
11-21-2002, 03:53 PM
Ok...I'm at work again today...and this one looks just like the one I saw yesterday. SOooo....it looks like this monitor *is* off compared to my other two. Whew! :D I thought you'd slipped a cog there, Ron. :D :D :D
(Now...I just checked your golf course image, and it looks the same as this one, quite "grayish" in overall tone. Guess I'll refrain from making any suggestions based on THIS monitor. ;) )
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