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Greek Sojourn - Athens

I have some shots from a couple of years ago, lying in the archives. And again, I see I have the same problem with the richness of colours. The images had been extracted from my camera to my home computer (with an uncalibrated monitor) and the images henceforth looked "normal". Those same images when I view on a different monitor, look richer to the point of being oversatured. I wonder if it appears the same to your SC folks? Anyway, this is a cheerful vessel, anchored in Athens, from August 2015.

Greek Sojourn - Athens

I have some shots from a couple of years ago, lying in the archives. And again, I see I have the same problem with the richness of colours. The images had been extracted from my camera to my home computer (with an uncalibrated monitor) and the images henceforth looked "normal". Those same images when I view on a different monitor, look richer to the point of being oversatured. I wonder if it appears the same to your SC folks? Anyway, this is a cheerful vessel, anchored in Athens, from August 2015.

comments (25)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Dec 2017, 00:04
Cheerful is a good description, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: I am a cheerful guy, Ray smile
Gosh, Ayush, I don't even know if my monitor is calibrated or uncalibrated. For all I know, all my images are glowing red hot on my SC friends' monitors. smile Anyway, it's a very attractive sailing ship.
Ayush Basu: Haha, I like the use of "red hot", Larry.
Thank you.
That is a beauty.
Ayush Basu: Sure is, Michael. Have a good weekend.
Wow what a beautiful vessel!
Ayush Basu: Yes, Elizabeth. I also like those fluttering flags.
Ce bateau est déjà  venu chez moi, il est magnifique.
Ayush Basu: Oh, what are the odds! Thank you for the feedback, Martine.
Because my iPad is a Retina enhanced tablet, Ayush, everything looks more saturated there, so I know what you mean. On my laptop right now, this looks "normal." I love all the flags.
Ayush Basu: Thank you for the feedback, Ginnie.
I like them very much too.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 8 Dec 2017, 06:05
Can't advise, Ayush, but it is a great picture for today (and it's Friday!)
Ayush Basu: Yes, Lisl, it is. I normally do not post such, but then maybe it is a good change to join in the bandwagon grin
Quelle merveille ce bateau !!
Merci
Ayush Basu: Merci, Claudine. I am pleased you like it.
Il est splendide de grand trois mâts.
Bonne journée
Ayush Basu: Merci, Pascale. Welcome to this page.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 8 Dec 2017, 06:25
On my monitor this image is slightly over exposed Ayush, and quite saturated
Ayush Basu: I have to go easy on the conversions in future, Chris!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Dec 2017, 06:48
This is such a wonderful vessel and can you imagine this 'full sail'.
The colours look good to me, I know what you mean though.
Ayush Basu: I think most viewers can see over saturated colours, Astrid. That is indication enough for me that I need to do something about it.
Yes, I think it would look rather nice full sail.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Dec 2017, 07:30
All looks good to me, Ayush. My preference in any case is for a richer saturation rather than something more neutral. Given a choice, I would rather go on the sailing vessel rather than the thing in the background.
Ayush Basu: Thank you for the feedback, Alan. I would go on the sailing vessel too but do not ask me to help out with the sails or the ropes! grin
This is certainly well saturated on my monitor Ayush, but not excessively so
Ayush Basu: Obviously mine tends to tone down the saturation significantly, Bill. Thank you.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Dec 2017, 08:09
It looks normal to me - Acer laptop standard monitor. I shoot in AdobeRGB with my Canon - it has wider spectrum of colours. At the beginning of this year I bought the Corel Paintshop suite of programs. I am very disappointed with it. When I load a picture into Paintshop, the first thing it does is to convert the picture to RGB standard - and I can't get it to work with AdobeRGB. So, once the conversion is done to RGB standard, the picture immediately loose sharpness, because of the smaller spectrum of colours. It is like the reverse of tone mapping. I am telling you this, as sometimes the issue is not with the monitor, but with different or new (but different) software you could be using. So I am back to Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 for touching up pictures. I will soon upgrade somewhere within the Adobe family of software.
Ayush Basu: I do the same, I shoot in AdobeRGB and I appreciate your sharing the insight. I hope you are able to sort out your standard RGB woes soon, Louis.

I was under the impression that a calibration tool was needed (a device which has a bit of a scanner built into it) needed with a compatible program, that would run the computer through a sequence of colours and images, which once scanned, would input correction factors back into the device. That is supposed to be the mathematical way of calibrating. Now I see on the internet there are several do it yourself guides to calibrating your monitor, but you end up depending on your visual judgement on how blue is blue, how red is red and so on.... phew!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 8 Dec 2017, 08:24
A friend of mine had a calibrator and did my monitor for me Ayush. The result was very pleasing.
Ayush Basu: I just tried something that I downloaded off the internet, Chad. Not sure if it is now better off or worse. I was under the impression that a calibration tool was needed (a device which has a bit of a scanner built into it) needed with a compatible program, that would run the computer through a sequence of colours and images, which once scanned, would input correction factors back into the device. That is supposed to be the mathematical way of calibrating. Now I see on the internet there are several do it yourself guides to calibrating your monitor, but you end up depending on your visual judgement on how blue is blue, how red is red and so on.... phew!
my monitor is soooo fubar with colours!! you should SEE how this picture looks to ME... the skies are a bright teal, and i do mean BRIGHT, so is the water, and the boat stands out against it so much that the whole thing looks fake lol but in a beautiful way smile
Ayush Basu: Teal! That is psychedelic, Elaine smile Thank you for the input, you always have a unique take on things!
Piraeus? I have been there too!
Ayush Basu: I am not surprised you have, LC!
First of all a fine shot Ayush, what a lovely ship. On my uncalibrated monitor (I'm not really sure how to do calibration properly) the blues in the sky look just right for my taste but the lower third I would burn in a bit if it was my picture to brings some more depth of colour in, especially the shadows.
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Brian, for all the feedback. I like it when I pick up tips like that from others on SC.
I love how the tails of the sails look like little clouds. The colour looks great.
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Mary. Normally I do not do Boat Fridays but there is always a startsmile
It looks slightly oversaturated to me, Ayush. It does not detract though, a fine looking vessel, classed as a 'tall ship' I imagine.
Ayush Basu: I imagine you know more boats and ships, Frank. Thank you for the feedback. I did some calibration so I hope it made the monitor not worse at least!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Dec 2017, 14:42
That looks a very impressive boat, and what a wonderful blue sky.
Ayush Basu: Very pleased with your input, Anne!
Looks fine on my Mac, Ayush - it's obviously close to midday I would think, in the Mediterranean sun, so one might expect such brightness. When I copied it into Elements and tried Autofix it just didn't do anything to the image smile
Ayush Basu: Oh that is a neat experiment, Tom. I like the way you think and thank you for the feedback
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Dec 2017, 01:18
I think you are right, some of the details have been lost. But if you have the original image that can be rectified.
Ayush Basu: I did some calibration so I hope it made the monitor not worse at least, CP! And thank you for sharing what you see
The colors are bright, but not oversaturated. It's a very sunny day.
Ayush Basu: Oh yes, sunny afternoon in August, Larry.
On second look. I can see the oversaturation. I looked only at the sky at first comment.

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