LindaShorey wrote:PietFrancke wrote:thank you guys - about brightness... I know I'm not the brightest bulb in the socket. I think my monitor is ok, but for some reason I prefer them darker - I might be more sensitive to light, my IQ, um.. I mean my ISO is around 50. And a bad habit I have is viewing these images on my monitor in a dark room. One thing for sure, every time I print one, I am sorry as it comes out much darker than I thought it would, but I think it is me, not my monitor since I view my images from a number of different monitors and it unlikely they are all off. It is me...
IQ, ISO...too funny
I wonder if one factor is that you already know what you're seeing whereas we don't? But I've known people with extreme light sensitivity so that's an interesting possibility.
I think we see what we see. Hey, they look the way I like them. Most images I view strike me as overly bright and washed out, but I try to please myself. It seriously probably is me. We can only know what we ourselves know - a person who is color blind misses out on color for example, but throughout history you have to wonder how many lived their lives and never knew. It is hard to know what another person experiences, we are all very different I think - though we as groups DO set standards and baselines - how else can we communicate?
We all march to different drummers, and then also, there is the flute!