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Old 24th November 2009, 22:10   #7036
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TG, Rudra Sir, Samurai & Clevermax,

One small query:
How do you take care of the darkness/light in the images while processing the RAWs? I noticed a lot of difference compared to my LCD and the office CRT monitor since the pics looked good on my laptop and I was not at all satisfied with the processing while looking at the pics on a CRT!

whereas, i did not notice much difference in your images!
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Old 24th November 2009, 22:13   #7037
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Yeah, I am also quite impressed with the noise performance of the D700 at high ISOs. Here is one more, this is also at ISO 4000 with no noise reduction enabled. I dont enable Noise reduction within my camera as it softens the image up. When made to black and white, I actually like the slightly grainy look, it reminds me of film!
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Woww..!! Beautiful one..Lovely lights there...Nice to see you with your gear..! Expecting more captures from you.

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Old 24th November 2009, 22:29   #7038
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TG, Rudra Sir, Samurai & Clevermax,

One small query:
How do you take care of the darkness/light in the images while processing the RAWs? I noticed a lot of difference compared to my LCD and the office CRT monitor since the pics looked good on my laptop and I was not at all satisfied with the processing while looking at the pics on a CRT!

whereas, i did not notice much difference in your images!
Pulsar,

I have also found that the images looked far better in my TFT LCD monitor (Of my latop) than in any CRT monitor. (15 inch TFT monitor with TruLife) The images looked a bit inferior in the home PC's TFT monitor than my laptop's.

You need to set the correct color profile to get the correct reproduction of color in your images. You can adjust the Gamma of your monitor to get the correct brightness level.

If you are using windows, you can see various color profiles which are used for your peripherals like monitor and printer here: C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\color (When you install PS, it puts the AdobeRGB color profile also here)

Apart form this, every jpeg or RAW you capture contains certain preset color representation (Like sRGB, AdobeRGB etc) this meta info tells nothing but the color spectrum (color gamut) which is to be used to interpret the pixels from R, G and B channels of each pixel in that image.

I take pictures in RAW and edit them always in 16 bits/pixel mode either by converting them to tiff or direct editing of RAW in PS using Adobe CameraRAW. The jpeg is made as the very last step.

I am no expert, may be Rudra or TG can throw some light instead of confusing you which is what I did.

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I am no expert, may be Rudra or TG can throw some light instead of confusing you which is what I did.
You have definitely confused me! No doubt about that!

Planning to spend the next weekend deciphering your reply!

BTW, I am referring to the pics here (of the i10 in B/W):
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/team-b...ml#post1597742

They look pretty good on my Laptop's LCD with Trulife but yuck when viewed on a CRT! :(

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You have definitely confused me! No doubt about that!
Planning to spend the next weekend deciphering your reply!
One of my colleague (He's an MBA graduate) recently told me that when you go high up in the corporate ladder, your ability to bullsh*t is what really matters. I am glad that I am able to do that a little!

From what I've seen, CRT monitors aren't so good when it comes to near perfect reproduction of colors and chroma even though the studio guys swear by it! (They dont like the TFT monitors because they impose a viewing angle restriction, I guess)

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BTW, I am referring to the pics here (of the i10 in B/W):
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/team-bhp-meet-section/68491-hyderabad-nov-09-dec-09-meets-17.html#post1597742

They look pretty good on my Laptop's LCD with Trulife but yuck when viewed on a CRT! :(
Just adjust the gamma of your CRT monitor.... that will bring out more details from the darker areas of these images for sure.

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TG, Rudra Sir, Samurai & Clevermax,

One small query:
How do you take care of the darkness/light in the images while processing the RAWs? I noticed a lot of difference compared to my LCD and the office CRT monitor since the pics looked good on my laptop and I was not at all satisfied with the processing while looking at the pics on a CRT!

whereas, i did not notice much difference in your images!

If you view the photo on two monitors and they look different, it's because either one or both of those monitors is adjusted incorrectly.

You should not adjust images on a monitor you that haven't calibrated. For this purpose you can use your eyes and a reference chart, or a calibrating tool, a piece of software that helpd you to calibrate your monitor. Google monitor calibration and you will find many tutorials on how to do this and even color charts that can help you, you may not get perfect results though.

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Great view. Except that small board sticking out like a sore thumb. Please remove that.
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Google monitor calibration and you will find many tutorials on how to do this and even color charts that can help you, you may not get perfect results though.
It's still a gray area. Also it depends lot on your actual usage. If it's only for viewing and making JPEGs for collection/mailing then probably those process work. If it's for printing (good inkjet/CMYK for offset) then one has to be really careful about calibration. I'm lucky enough to have a LCD monitor which is giving me perfect colour without any tinkering.

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@Rudra
Could not agree with you any better. I need to understand a lot more about printing. I have no clue as of now. Damn, I feel handicapped!

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Wow, that makes me miss home all the more now. Nice shot.

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I had been to Kaas plateau near Satara in Maharashtra in September. The plateau is famous for its wildflowers. It is known as Maharashtra's equivalent of Valley of flowers. Also visited Sajjangad fort. Here are some images from the trip.

More images here.

All of them are clicked with my Canon Powershot A570 IS.

I also compiled a video in Windows movie maker. I hope you will enjoy these.

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Is that kollam or thiruvananthapuram?

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Is that kollam or thiruvananthapuram?

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That's at my homeland... Sooranad, Kollam. Very near to your place.

Stars appear as shooting stars in your first picture... Good ones!
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