Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/02/03

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Eric's pic
From: lrzeitlin at (Lawrence Zeitlin)
Date: Sat Feb 3 11:26:42 2007
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On Feb 3, 2007, at 12:37 PM, wrote:

> Eric:
> Way cool.  Almost has an otherly world feel to it.  Very nice.   
> This is
> another time when I wish I were looking at a real print instead of a
> monitor.  This should be hanging up somewhere.

While Eric's picture of snow covered woods would be nice as a print,  
I feel that pictures of high contrast scenes are best viewed on a  
quality monitor. The maximum contrast a print can deliver is about  
50:1, limited, of course by the reflectivity of the paper and the  
maximum depth of black. The actual scene in the woods probably has a  
contrast of 1000:1. If you have a bright monitor and view the picture  
in a shaded room, you can get a visual contrast approaching the  
original scene. It's the same phenomenon that makes projected color  
slides look better than color prints. Either way, it's a great picture.

Larry Z

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