PESO - By the Drake Hotel

frank theriault knarftheriault at
Sat Oct 3 14:10:42 EDT 2009

On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 2:06 PM, Graydon <oak at> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 03, 2009 at 01:54:48PM -0400, frank theriault scripsit:
> [snip]
>> Also, does this look too dark to you?  I really can't tell having
>> rendered this on an uncalibrated laptop screen.
> [snip]
> It does not appear dark on my monitor, but I note looking at a histogram
> of the JPEG that there's essentially nothing above 230 in the 0-255
> distribution of values, and that there's a big pileup along the 0 edge.
> The median value is bang on 128, though.
> So you can either argue that it's perfectly balanced or that it's
> dark, depending on your preferences.
> Given how it looks to me, I think you're in better case to argue for
> perfectly balanced than dark; there's a lot of essentially lightless
> space in an overall dim scene with some large white expanses.

I don't look at histograms because I don't know what they mean.

Your comment that it looks good on your monitor is meaningful to me,
and I thank you for it!



"Sharpness is a bourgeois concept."  -Henri Cartier-Bresson

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