purpleray

purpleray

Lives in Australia Sydney Australia, Australia
Works as a Retired teacher and strategic planner
Joined on Jan 4, 2007
About me:

formerly Olympus OM2 system & Panasonic FZ-20;
considered a Pentax K10d,

RecentlyE-520, E-620, E-5, 12-60, 50-200, 50 f2 macro & Fl-50R
Now, OMD-Em5, Ep-5, 7-14,12-35, 35-100, 17 f1.8,45 f1.8

purpleray's recent activity

  • Hi Ian Update  --  yes, the profile is listed as default.  Firefox shows 'true' colours in Zenfolio in both single and slide views. So something is going right. I haven't had a chance to ...
  • Yes, I tick sRGB colour space on export. I obviously need some kind of primer on what spyder pro does - What does calibrate a monitor mean?  Does it adjust settings so that you see a true version ...
  • Thanks for the info. Ill check it out tomorrow. Cheers Ray
  • If you're getting deeper dark tones, then that's different from my LR & google chrome view.  Nothing is dark except the shirt and the darkest strains of hair. Cheers Ray
  • what is the Spyder Utility program?  I suppose it must have been on the CD.  Does it automatically kick-in or do I have to manually select it? 4k - I've not got much idea other than it's supposed ...
  • Hi Steve If windows doesn't colour manage, how can we expect our PP'd photos to look as we carefully design?  What's the point?  Only for printing and that is still a bit hit and miss even with ...
  • Anne-Louise Hi In LR, A-L has a very pale complexion with just a very slight hint of peach. This is also true when viewing single photos in Windows picture viewer and in Zenfolio in Google Chrome. ...
  • Hi I just had a glitch posting. I have a problem with my Kogan Australian branded 30” Cinema Display WQXGA 2560×1600 AH-IPS LED Monitor . I've used Spyder 4 Pro to calibrate it and post-process ...
  • Created discussions Viewing Pics on 4K monitors
  • Hi I have similar problems with my Kogan branded 30” Cinema Display WQXGA 2560×1600 IPS LED Monitor . Using LR to PP, my photos are fine until I export. In Zenfolio, in windows picture viewer - ...
  • MONITORS The difference in monitor settings is a real issue for viewing on the wider web - you cant control all those monitors that are set for text with high brightness and contrast and most ...
  • Hi Thomas I should be more conscious of colour profiles and just tend to standardise on sRGB when exporting to jpegs, usually as an interim step to uploading to the web. LR'S colour management ...
  • Hi I use LR5.5 for PP. However when I export jpegs, the jpegs reveal in Windows Pic viewer noise that is not there in LR and usually a little colour shift.  When I go to the web again, there ...
  • Replied in Stunning Macro
    Yes stunning. Stunning because of the seeming naturalness of the insect and flower close up in all their detail.  I am sure lots was done to make them look natural. These days with the power of ...
  • Hi I do a few community operas or musicals a year.  This has been challenging because of the low light and high DR combined with my focus on capturing the wider scene - leads with chorus and set - ...
  • Paul Quite plainly, your vision is the dominant factor in the photos you produce.  Your photos remind me of Australian painter Pro Hart, and perhaps even a little of Sidney Nolan.  Strong colours ...
  • Replied in Controversial?
    depending whether you are shooting towards or away from the position of the sun, the light can vary a huge amount and perhaps make more difference than pre or post dawn. away from the sun - pre-dawn ...
  • Replied in Controversial?
    I missed the key word in Wiki's definition - twilight and focused on the neither full daylight nor complete darkness part. This latter part is common to both Blue and Gold and in some instances ...
  • Replied in Controversial?
    Golden or Blue? I looked up wikipaedia. Is it just the amount of daylight that makes the difference? Some examples with the unfashionable 14-150 F3.5-5.6 hand held - maybe 20 min before dawn Just ...
  • Yaelle Thank you.  I've noticed each time I go on one of these trips, I seem to come back with more photos on my website than before.  I just maybe taking more or maybe they're getting a little ...
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