|Quoting Eadster (Reply 5):|
sorry guys, reading that again, I totally misunderstood what was asked and dribbled on.
Not at all Martin, what you described is exactly what I do, bringing the triangles into the edge of the histogram. Often I have to increase the brightness of the midtones too.
Thanks to the rest of you. The monitor is calibrated and the colours generally look excellent, it's just I don't seem to be able to get that brilliant contrast of bright sunny days that makes the fuselage look really bright.
Perhaps the shot I linked to isn't the best example. On reflection this morning, it does seem reasonably bright. I'm just wanting to achieve the brilliant contrast that sunny days bring and "bringing the triangles in" doesn't seem to achieve this with all "sunny" shots. This may be how it is in real life, which was really the question I was asking to begin with, if that histogram from left to right is a true representation of what the conditions were when the shutter was clicked?
With the shot below, I have had to massively increase the brightness of the midtones to get it looking anything close to daylight
Bringing the triangles in to the edges of the histogram left it looking very very dark. It was only after comparison with Fergul's shot of the same aircraft I realized mine was way off. Even now, I'm not convinced the colour temperature is accurate and brightening it so much has created quite a bit of grain.
Obviously missing something....