DEVELOPING YOUR EYE PART II – DAY 10 – TRIUMPH – TURN UP THE CONTRAST.

For quite a while now I’ve been seeing images, particularly landscapes where the photographer has upped the contrast and also the saturation to give the image a greater ‘pop,’ or ‘wow’ factor.

Sometimes it does have such an effect but to my eye, often makes the image look artificial, in some ways as if the image is the result of a poorly  executed HDR work over.

Sometimes it seems to me that upping the contrast can have the effect of decreasing detail, particularly in the darker areas of an image. However, it often really enhances an image, particularly if there is greenery in the original.

Here are some images I think are enhanced by turning up the contrast, and also some where there is little discernible difference to be seen.

I’ll leave it up to you to exercise your own judgement on that question when you view the work.

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CONTRAST TURNED UP.
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CONTRAST TURNED UP
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CONTRAST TURNED UP
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CONTRAST TURNED UP
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CONTRAST TURNED UP
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CONTRAST TURNED UP

I think you may agree with me that where there is greenery in an image, ‘turning up the contrast’ does make a discernible difference. However, the differences are less discernible where there is a significant drab element in the original image.

Well, day 10 of Part 2 has come and gone. It’s been fun and I’ve enjoyed reading your bloggs too.

Hoo roo again until perhaps, next time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “DEVELOPING YOUR EYE PART II – DAY 10 – TRIUMPH – TURN UP THE CONTRAST.

  1. I know the feeling well. Glasses for reading, glass for the computer screen. At least the long distance still works OK. She Who Must be Obeyed reckons I have selective hearing. Works for me.

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