Old 05-20-2014, 01:10 AM   #26
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I think they are an illusion, created from the contrast between the roof line and the blue sky. When I zoom in, the halos disappear on my monitor.

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At least that is my theory and I'm sticking with it.

Edit: Even in the thumbnail for this attachment, I can clearly see a halo. Click and enlarge it, the halo is gone.
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But do you think that a slight halo alone is reason enough for rejection?
Nope. There's worse examples afoot.

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Old 05-20-2014, 03:40 AM   #27
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No illusion here. Pick up some blue sky near the shingles, then paint with that color in the sky to the left. Obvious difference.
That's always going to happen no matter where you click in the sky. Ever try to clone out a wire across a picture? Don't try taking any blue from an inch above or below it.
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That's always going to happen no matter where you click in the sky. Ever try to clone out a wire across a picture? Don't try taking any blue from an inch above or below it.
Agreed. Even 1/4 inch gives grief.
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That's always going to happen no matter where you click in the sky. Ever try to clone out a wire across a picture? Don't try taking any blue from an inch above or below it.
Halo there! (gamma adjusted, then brightened a bit)

Even so, I don't think 99% of the viewers would ever notice this, much less find it objectionable.
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Ok, that has halos and I didn't see them in the first image.
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I went around and checked on 4 different monitors here at work, and the halo was obvious on only 2 of them. I've always worried a little about how other people 'see' my photography, since there is so much variance in the monitors.

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I went around and checked on 4 different monitors here at work, and the halo was obvious on only 2 of them. I've always worried a little about how other people 'see' my photography, since there is so much variance in the monitors.

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Halo there! (gamma adjusted, then brightened a bit)

Even so, I don't think 99% of the viewers would ever notice this, much less find it objectionable.
I think the screeners no longer see pictures, but only numbers like in the Matrix. Pretty girl with blonde hair? No, just 100 101 110 101 001 110 001.



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That's always going to happen no matter where you click in the sky. Ever try to clone out a wire across a picture? Don't try taking any blue from an inch above or below it.
You'd be surprised what you can do with a little time and effort
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But there is an easy way for you to improve your photography, actually. Just send me a high-end monitor and some calibration software! No need for better lenses or sensors!
I trust my setup fully, as it is in tune with what I get from my printer. It's what the audience is seeing on their monitors that worries me a little

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I have been a member for some time, although I only recently started posting shots there. It's a bit "rough around the edges" compared to this place, but it certainly is an alternative for anyone's Canadian shots.
Oh...... I though you were not aware of its existence were joking!
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Well it got accepted after I reduced saturation slightly and reduced highlights a decent amount. Anybody see halos now? I ask that question partly seriously, partly in jest.

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You'd be surprised what you can do with a little time and effort
Yup, and successfully cloning a wire out of blue sky takes a little more time and effort than cloning a wire out of a cloudy sky.
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Well it got accepted after I reduced saturation slightly and reduced highlights a decent amount. Anybody see halos now? I ask that question partly seriously, partly in jest.

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NOW I can see a halo.
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NOW I can see a halo.
And you couldn't before? I need a scorecard to keep track of who saw what on which version of the photo.
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I was just kidding.
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I've always worried a little about how other people 'see' my photography, since there is so much variance in the monitors.
It looks great at 600 x 800 and 256 colors!
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