Too dark or OK? (Help to resolve an argument :))) )

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This picture is...

  1. The brightness is OK.

    8.3%
  2. Too dark.

    50.0%
  3. A way too dark.

    41.7%
  1. look

    look TPF Noob!

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    My fellow photographer and I have an argument if this picture should be brighter or not. What do you think? I would very much appreciate you input. Thank you!

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  2. Dew

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    i'd say its wayyyy to dark :eek:
     
  3. havoc

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    Gotta agree with Dew, its way too dark.
     
  4. oriecat

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    I disagree, in theory. If you look at the colors on the trees in the forest, the greens are actually just right. It looks just like the forests around here. The problem is that the totems are in the middle of a forest, so they are not going to get a lot of light, so the totems appear to dark because they are in shadow in a forest. So you could lighten it up so the totems are lighter, but then your forest will be way off.

    So I am voting that it is ok, because it appears to me to be properly exposed for the lighting conditions that were.
     
  5. voodoocat

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    I would think that because the statue is subject in this photo, the exposure should be for set for the statues.
     
  6. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The statue is way to dark, the background is not, try a small flash
     
  7. look

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    One of the arguments is that the picture may lose some mood as dark lighting should create a creepy mood that suits the devil. And on the contrary, there is an argument that a person who has not seen the statue loses much information because one cannot properly see the details. Would you care to say smth on this account?

    Thank you very much for your comments :)
     
  8. photong

    photong Typo Queen

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    I think it's too dark because I can't see much detail in anything.

    You should brighten it up and add contrast in Photoshop.
     
  9. jmherbison

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    Try it like this....

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    You may even want to crop the left side to put it in a frame... Maybe I am wrong, but that is what I like...
     
  10. nukie

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    I agree with jmherbison, but i still think it needed an extra little something ...

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  11. Dew

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    :lol:
     
  12. voodoocat

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    :LOL: well done nukie
     

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