Ever notice warm artificial light on a cool print?

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Charles2 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,583
Ever notice warm artificial light on a cool print?

While processing a shot of a lake and trees, I stuck with blues and greens and set the temperature on the cool side. When I tried warming the temp for a satisfactory change of the greens, the blues changed too much.

The print came out similar to the monitor, when viewed during the day in overcast light. The colors did not look quite so good in morning sunlight.

The surprise came in the evening, the print lit by an ordinary soft white compact fluorescent lamp (one of those spiral uglies). Wow! Noticeably better than warming the temperature of the image on the monitor. The light must be bright; hold the print near the lamp.

Is this a recognized variable in the art of exhibiting prints?

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