How do these look (colors, brightness and contrast)?

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  1. Jeff Canes

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    How do these look (colors, brightness and contrast)?

    My monitor has been all over the place color, brightness and contrast wise, it’s driving me crazy. Ordered a Spider3 yesterday hopefully that helps

    Scanned these and others on Monday night using a Nikon coolscan V, recall the film being some type of Fuji chrome but maybe not. The monitor was fine Monday but on Tuesday when I was going to finish editing it was wacky.

    1) How does the sky look is it to dark?
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    2)How does the foreground look, heat haze seem to be casing a more of blue tint over the shot then I recall, or is it the scan

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    I really like how it looks. I'm not sure how light you want it, but to me it looks dark and mysterious.


    This one does seem like it is a bit dark in the foreground. I still like it, but a lot of detail is lost.

    Keep in mind that I am no expert ;)
     
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    Well just for comparison, because I don't pretend to understand your sensibilities, here are versions with simple shadow/highlight applied. Slight saturation in bottom shot too.

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    The second pair of shots are both improvements, particularly the trees and mountains in the second image. I'm guessing you've tried downloading a few reference charts to roughly calibrate your monitor before the Spider arrives?

    Regards, Tony
     
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    thanks for looking

    Have tried a few with mixed results, the blacks or OK but noisy at far left, a few of the gray have similar noise, the last 3 white fad together on the Friday chart http://www.photofriday.com/calibrate.php
     
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    1- Composition is stunning. Sky looks good.

    2- Again, great comp. Its a little cold, but the scene makes up for it. The above edit looks good too.
     

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