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  Roly 2009-12-02 20:04

You have a great viewpoint there Nelu, but the weather really didn't help and consequently the images is rather crummy. With the sky high in the sky and the haze thick, you get low contrast and a flat result. It would be great to be upt there after a rain clears the air.

Old 12-03-2009, 04:42 AM
Nelu_Goia Nelu_Goia is offline
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Hello my friend,
It`s always great hearing from you. Why "yes and no"?
"Yes"-the viewpoint is great from Bear`s Hump; Yes, the sun was quite high in the sky at about 4pm for the long weekend in August.
"No", the image wasn`t lacking contrast at all; by contrary, I had to struggle to reduce it to get a more balanced photo. By the way, is your monitor calibrated, because I`m using a "Spyder" to calibrate mines. I can tell that so far all new monitors have to much of a contrast if they are not calibrated using a hardware device, a true calibrator.
When you go to Waterton you don`t get to choose your weather; you have to deal with what is available and that day it wasn`t that bad...
Thanks for stopping by,
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Old 12-04-2009, 04:14 AM
Roly Roly is offline
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No, my monitor is not calibrated in any way. I considered the option, but images seemed to look quite good on it as compared to other monitors. Aside of this, I don't do my own printing so calibration is not essential. My color saturation is rather low and hence I tend to overdo it a bit in this regard when processing images. I'll be getting a new screen rather soon and maybe I'll calibrate that one. In any case, I wasn't referring to the high luminosity range throughout the picture, but to the fact that the mountains lack contrast because of the haze. Sure, one has to deal with the given conditions and since I'm much more a hiker than a photographer I do this all the time. This is why few of my images are indeed great.
I was just about to e-mail you and ask if you'd be interested in climbing Mt. Rundle last weekend. But I chose to work instead...
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