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Saturday, April 29, 2006

out of the darkness


ikon D70 @ 18mm, 1/125 sec, f/3.5, ISO 200


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So I managed to get out of work fairly early last night and took a walk up to the Royal Mile to see what was going on. I wasn't out for that long, but came away with quite a few shots that I was pleased with. The urban scenes were still shouting out to be photographed, so there'll be a few more of them to come over the next couple of days.

This particular shot was taken in one of the entrances to Lady Stair's Close. The graffiti on the wall initially drew me to the scene, but the girl walking by with her reflection on the wall on the otherside seemed to finish it off. Now, as for the colours on this one: on my new monitor they look spot on - just the right saturation for my liking. On my older monitor though, they look slightly washed out which is concerning me. Let me know how they work for you! :)

It's a nice day outside so I'm off to get some more snaps... have a great holiday weekend everyone!!! :)

7 Comments:

Blogger Christian said...

To mee they also seem (just) a bit washed out. What's the best way to calibrate a LCD monitor ?

10:43 am, April 29, 2006  
Blogger Azhar said...

Great shot man!Great angle and good choice to include the girl walking by she cast a stunning shadow and reflection.GREAT SHOT!

Christian usually when I'm looking at Photoblogs I keep my Samsung at 70 brightness (Samsung prescribed that value as optimum level for viewing media) but usually adjust your brightness so that the white text here looks prefectly bright white.

10:47 am, April 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The picture looks a little bit undersaturated on my (calibrated) monitor, but I think that for this kind of shots (also like this one), it's just the way it should be.

@christian: You can calibrate your monitor by eye using for example Adobe Gamma. The problem is that the human eye accomodates to the changes made during the calibration process, so this method is far from being accurate. The better method is to use an colorimeter like Eye-One from GretagMacbeth. You can find a lot of useful information on colour management on this page. HTH

6:29 pm, April 29, 2006  
Blogger Azhar said...

I've added a link to your blog at mine (http://www.thedailysunrise.com) Please return the favour if you can with a link to mine :)
Thanks.

8:22 pm, April 29, 2006  
Blogger Mimi said...

This one's a little dark on my computer.

Mimi

7:02 pm, April 30, 2006  
Anonymous f said...

Certainly doesn't look washed out on mine... But the shadow looks weird. Is it superimposed? Haha.. Anyway, what does the graffiti says?

3:47 pm, May 01, 2006  
Blogger John said...

Thanks for the comments, and thanks anon for the links.

F: I'm not quite sure what you mean about the shadow - didn't PP this image too much at all. And I'm not sure what the graffiti says :)

10:52 pm, May 01, 2006  

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