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Old May 12, 2010, 9:31 AM   #1
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Old May 12, 2010, 11:10 AM   #2
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An interesting photo but I see no dominant color. There are greens and tans but neither dominates the photo. The idea is to have one dominant color present in most of the scene.

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Mmmm .. on my monitors approximately two-thirds or more of the photo is straw/flaxen-coloured sand, grass heads, stalks and leaves — both wearing and not wearing my photochromatic glasses — and if I stand up it is even more so, as my screens lighten considerably from that angle and wash out the light greens. I don't see tans.

My 20" display calibration profile is:

Name: iMac Calibrated
Native Gamma: 2.53, approximate
Target Gamma: 1.80

Chromacities x, y
Red Phosphor: 0.648, 0.340
Green Phosphor: 0.290, 0.603
Blue Phosphor: 0.149, 0.074
Native White Point: 0.313, 0.429, 6507˚K, approximate
Target White Point: Native

I have no idea what these numbers mean and would appreciate your suggestion as to what my calibration profile should be.

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Bernice,
Let's lay aside all the technical munbo jumbo for a moment. There is a significant and perhaps majority of light brown - flaxen color, which qualifies it for the challenge. However the flax color is so diffused among so many objects it really doesn't give the viewer a point of focus. If the grass were entirely flaxen and the background such that it comtrasted with the flaxen color of the grass I think that your photo would have more eye appeal for the purposes of this challenge.
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Thanks Selvin. I guess I was coupling Cal's comment here to previous comment which made me think that my monitor was completely out of whack and I wanted to rectify this. The 'technical mumbo jumbo' was my only known way to ask about corrections which may be needed.

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Bernice,
Thanks for the clarification. Calibration does provide very useful information for making sure your screen is outputting the properly adjusted color schema based on your equipment and ambient situation.
I have thought for a very long time about calibrating my screen but with my aging eyes and the relatively old vintage of my screen plus some what less than optimum lighting I find the task perhaps not worthwhile.
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Supporting the forum is easy - I like the Challenges and, although you may not think so from the results, I've learnt a great deal from them. They are making me look at the world around me in a much more detailed and lateral way and my failures are but further challenges for me to overcome.

Thank you and the others for keeping this forum on the radar.

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Weather it is right on the mark for the shoot out or not, it is a very cool picture.
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