PESO - By the Drake Hotel

Graydon oak at uniserve.com
Sat Oct 3 15:36:37 EDT 2009


On Sat, Oct 03, 2009 at 02:10:42PM -0400, frank theriault scripsit:
> On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 2:06 PM, Graydon <oak at uniserve.com> 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]
> >> http://knarfdummyblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/by-drake-hotel.html
> >
> > 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.

The histogram is the shape of the pile of shiny.

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

You're welcome!

-- Graydon




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