Friday, January 06, 2012

Winter Light, XX: Moon, Clouds, Cows

Woodbury, Connecticut

Three twenty-five yesterday afternoon.

3 comments:

Markus Spring said...

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.

Carl said...

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.

Tyler said...

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.