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06/22/2005 08:43:41 AM · #1
My Darkness entry, a mediocre effort which was rightly spanked in the voting, attracted several comments from people who apparently couldn't see the subject. I don't mean they didn't "get" it, I mean it was not visible to them. Which makes me suspect that my monitor, or theirs, may be a bit out of whack. I'd appreciate anyone interested taking a look & posting a reply to say if you can see it or not (and also any relevant advice about monitors). For the record, the subject was not the knife, it was the partial face including an eye with a small catchlight, in the background. Do you see the face, or just the knife? Thanks.
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06/22/2005 08:45:43 AM · #2
Wow, nice shot. I could see it fine. I can even see the face in the thumbnail. I was going to submit a similar shot, with the exact same title.

Edit: I'm using a Dell monitor at school. I'll check it out again when I get home. I'm very curious as to how different peoples monitors are. Before I submit anything I make sure it looks good on three or more monitors.

Message edited by author 2005-06-22 08:53:19.
06/22/2005 08:48:28 AM · #3
No face, just knife on both LCD and CRT.
06/22/2005 08:51:38 AM · #4
All I can see is a knife.
06/22/2005 08:56:03 AM · #5
I can see the face fine in the full-size shot, very nice. But can only see the knife in the thumbnail with just the slightest hint of face. I generally make things lighter than I want for challenges, as I figure most people's screens are too dark.
06/22/2005 08:56:49 AM · #6
Just a knife and a mysterious white speck.
Monitor at work.
Would never vote using this monitor as the last 5 squares on the grey scale are all black.
Still, must be an awfully dark image here.
06/22/2005 08:59:09 AM · #7
Nice. I can see the face.....It is a very spooky image
06/22/2005 08:59:12 AM · #8
Originally posted by ubique:

My Darkness entry, a mediocre effort which was rightly spanked in the voting, attracted several comments from people who apparently couldn't see the subject. I don't mean they didn't "get" it, I mean it was not visible to them. Which makes me suspect that my monitor, or theirs, may be a bit out of whack. I'd appreciate anyone interested taking a look & posting a reply to say if you can see it or not (and also any relevant advice about monitors). For the record, the subject was not the knife, it was the partial face including an eye with a small catchlight, in the background. Do you see the face, or just the knife? Thanks.
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I had the same problem. I think I left a comment on yours during the challenge that I could see the face. I ended up with 36 ones from people who could not see the image on mine.

Place: 200 out of 364
Avg (all users): 4.902
Avg (commenters): 6.724
Avg (camera): 4.878
Avg (no camera): 7.333
Views since voting: 214
Views during voting: 544
Votes: 315
Comments: 33
Favorites: 3 (view)

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06/22/2005 08:59:54 AM · #9
i almost missed the face( but i was looking for it )just a teensey bit more light on the face would have made this a whole lot more noticeable IMHO
06/22/2005 09:06:03 AM · #10
I cannot see the face behind the blade. I can barely make out the face. But my (LCD) monitor is as bright as it will go...
06/22/2005 09:14:54 AM · #11
I saw the face, but only because I was looking for it. It took me a few seconds to see it even so.
06/22/2005 09:22:01 AM · #12
Well you certainly hit the bell curve with this one. Nicely done photo I might add.

As for the face, I see it without any trouble at all. It's a shame, but I think monitor calibration (or lack thereof) needs to be a considering factor when submitting for challenges here. If you think it's going to be a bit dark then it will be too dark for many. I'm learning this the hard way myself with one of the current challenges...

This thread is helpful: Monitor Calibration...Great Tools

I like this test the best.
06/22/2005 09:22:28 AM · #13
I cannot make out a face. I regularly calibrate my CRT.
06/22/2005 09:26:00 AM · #14
I can hardly see the face, probly didn't see it before but now you mentioned it I see it
06/22/2005 09:29:37 AM · #15
BTW - I can't see the face in your image either ubique when looking at the thumbnail. Once the image is opened to full size it's quite evident.
06/22/2005 09:33:28 AM · #16
Ooooops..posted comment + processed image revealing face behind the blade to the image comments rather than to this thread. Sorry! Here's the image again......
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06/22/2005 09:36:26 AM · #17
Posted by Bandit:
"I had the same problem. I think I left a comment on yours during the challenge that I could see the face. I ended up with 36 ones from people who could not see the image on mine."

Well, this IS interesting. You will see that in my comment during voting on your image, I remarked that you had captured detail in all parts of the image. So my monitor saw your image just fine, & vice-versa. I guess we both learned a lesson about other people's monitors?

Message edited by author 2005-06-22 09:40:33.
06/22/2005 09:37:46 AM · #18
No face is visible to me.
06/22/2005 09:38:18 AM · #19
Originally posted by bpickard:

Ooooops..posted comment + processed image revealing face behind the blade to the image comments rather than to this thread. Sorry! Here's the image again......
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Looks like Jack Nickelson in The Shining.

Message edited by author 2005-06-22 09:38:51.
06/22/2005 09:38:41 AM · #20
I see the face clearly in both the thumbnail and the larger version. I'm using Compaq Presario R3000 laptop.
06/22/2005 09:40:27 AM · #21
when i voted and commented i could see it fine, now i have calibrated my computer, ( last weekend ) i no w see it the same as others, quite dark...( and in saying that, i have had to go through my own images to lighten them up.... ) ........ IMHO.. i thought it would ribbon... it is a fantastic shot and great imagination.. well done....

www.kellymuncephotography.com

Message edited by author 2005-06-22 09:41:41.
06/22/2005 09:40:38 AM · #22
I see the forehead (includign wrinkle , sorry) eyebrow eye with a sparkle in it side of nose...

using a calibrated LCD
06/22/2005 09:43:32 AM · #23
I can see contents of the pic just fine and did when voting as well.
06/22/2005 09:45:07 AM · #24
I think the pic is just too dark - in PS to get ANYTHING related to the face i have to use levels and move the midpont to 1.34. That is a large adjustment.

When i use the Info to check the values I get mostly 11-19, lots of 0 readings and once i hit 20. That puts the face in the bottom 8% of the available spectrum.
06/22/2005 09:54:02 AM · #25
I'm at home now and can't see the face very good at all.
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