Recent Photographs: all photographs © 1969-2019 by Carl Weese
Convincing rendering of a dark landscape. How do you think it would print? I have only unsuccessful results with my trials on such a subject - it usually looks to muddy, lacks all livelyness.
Markus,WYSIWYG is nonsense. All the calibration and profiling in the world will not make the same file that looks good (on a properly calibrated monitor) for posting online also look good as a print.So the answer is, if I make significant changes in the RAW interpretation of this file from the way I prepared it for the web, I can make a really nice print from it. I had been making some prints when I prepared this file for the blog, and I had to remind myself to prepare it for the web instead. You and Lyle have both commented recently with questions that address this, which makes me think I should do one of those posts-with-words dealing with this issue.
Along similar lines, when I saw this (lovely) picture of yours, I thought the foreground was a little dark on my monitors (or perhaps for my old eyes).With that in mind, when I posted my picture on M.O.R.A. this morning, I first went in and constructed some layers of different shaded mid-and foreground areas (that were more in shadow) and lightened them up selectively.I believe that the modification makes it better for viewing on a range of monitors.So it is not just for printing.
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