alexn wrote:Sensational Maris.
Would love to catch up with you some time to see some of these in person. They must be marvelous in the flesh if they portray this well on a website.
There is a disparity between the image I see on my monitor (your monitor too?) and the actual gelatin-silver photograph that was scanned in grayscale on my A4 Medion (from ALDI) flat-bed scanner.
The monitor image is slightly bigger than the real thing. Monitor images are self-luminous so the impression of light is different unless the original paper-backed photograph is lit to a specific intensity. I use a double fluoro ceiling fixture above the inspection bench and the light level is 450 Lux. The photographic paper used, Freestyle Private Reserve VC FB, is slightly warm in tone while the monitor image neutral to cool.
I'm told that monitor images can be adjusted any-which-way using image processing programmes but I'd rather not go faffing about with stuff I don't really understand. Just making pictures out of light sensitive materials is challenging enough!
Come to Noosa when you can; that's an invitation...conviviality included. Bring pictures and anecdotes. Make a day of it.