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A or B?

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 24 November 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

As of late, I have noticed that photos that are processed on my laptop can sometimes end up looking rather dark when viewing the photos on other computers. So I thought I would try a few tests over the coming days.

Take, for example, yesterday's photo. After post-processing it on my laptop at home, I post-processed the same (original) photo on a different computer according to what I felt looked best on that second computer.

Photo A is yesterday's photo and Photo B is yesterday's photo processed on a separate computer. When viewing Photo B on my laptop, the photo looks overexposed.

Which photo do you feel looks best according to exposure levels, A or B?

Thank you in advance!

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

For me A, I like the darker forground

24 Nov 2010 6:25am

Céline from New York City, United States

Very pretty colors !

24 Nov 2010 6:50am

Florence from Paris, France

A for me. I love the contrasted colors.

24 Nov 2010 8:13am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

A is better.. Although the difference is very little.

24 Nov 2010 9:33am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Definitely A for me too... the colors are intense and I like that. Have a fantastic day Steven :)

24 Nov 2010 10:09am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Well, I have five monitors here and, of course, it looks different on each one even if they are 'calibrated' but there is no doubt that 'A' looks best on all . . .

24 Nov 2010 12:48pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

An excellent test based on an observation that I have made as well Steven...but my observations are strictly empirical...no science allowed in my brain ;-) (just kidding)...Anyway, I agree with the others when they imply that it is largely a matter of "taste" or preference when viewing images like this....Having said that, to me, Photo B is a bit more "visible-looking" in all aspects...the foreground is, to my taste, just visible enough to convey some interest and guide the eye...but I love silhouettes too, so I can totally identify with what the others are saying...but to me, I guess I would choose B on a personal preference ......Have a great Thanksgiving and I am feeling much better from yesterday and so far today (even though I am at work!!) Cheers, sir - sorry for the gabby response!

24 Nov 2010 1:11pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

ps - everyone else also majkes a VERY valid and strong point regarding the intensity of the colors and drama of the silhouette...for sure...I see their point.

24 Nov 2010 1:13pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

For me it is A , the same as yesterday !

24 Nov 2010 1:18pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

hello steven, thanks for commenting yesterday! as to your question here, i think i agree with the majority. this said, i have to add that a little more foreground in A would have been nice - or a darker background in B. anyway, i like the image. it evokes the desire to hear the gulls (if they are gulls) and to breathe in the air!

24 Nov 2010 3:30pm

tataray from france, France

Chacune a son charme !..))
Très jolies ..

24 Nov 2010 5:34pm

Marc from Granby, Québec, Canada

For me to it is a A, in this shot the contrasted is very nice.

24 Nov 2010 5:36pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

i lean toward A because i like that earlier time of day. it creates a stronger sense of inward peace

24 Nov 2010 6:52pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Love the colours in photo A

25 Nov 2010 2:50am

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

I think that many people would probably pick B because of the brighter colors. We are so conditioned to want things saturated and brilliant but I think A is actually better because there is a subtlety in the graduation of light at the horizon line. Also some of the depth is removed from the water when it's made brighter and the blue of the sky in B is a more startling contrast to the warmer tones where as in A it again is more graduated and natural. So A is my choice.

25 Nov 2010 5:03am

Elisa from Massachusetts, United States

I like more the contrast on photo A :)

25 Nov 2010 5:37am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I gravitate toward exposures as in A.

27 Nov 2010 4:19am