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Shall We Bake?

Well, I think this is the first image that I’ve really noticed a difference between what it looked like on my monitor at home when editing and other monitors. The image I worked on had much more warmth and vibrance than what you’re probably seeing below…I guess it’s really time to invest in a monitor calibration device.

This is another shot from the abandoned baseball diamond in Seebe. You may recognize the bowl sitting on top of this old oven from a previous image. Cake, anyone?

Canon EOS 50D, Canon TS-E 17mm f/4.0L, 17mm, F 4.0, ISO 100, 5 Exposures

Adam Olson - November 8, 2010 - 6:30 am

I had to do the same thing Heath. It’s kind of a scary matter because you want your photos to look the best for everyone else. Then you find out it doesn’t look like you intended it to be for your visitors. My heart sunk a little bit when I found out.

Jim Denham - November 8, 2010 - 6:38 am

Still love the detail and use of the tilt shift Heath, even if it’s not as warm as you like! Cool shot!

Rick Young - November 8, 2010 - 7:05 am

Are you converting to sRGB before posting? If not, that might be something to look at.

Matt - November 8, 2010 - 8:41 am


I always notice the difference in the way my images look across different monitors. I am not sure if this is necesarily due to calibration or not, but I have noticed that the images always look better on my mac. Great image dude!

Mark Garbowski - November 8, 2010 - 2:35 pm

I have never noticed a difference on various monitors, and for that reason have not been calibrating myself. OTOH, some prints have been disappointing. Nice job on the image including TS.

Steve Beal - November 8, 2010 - 7:12 pm

Great shot! Perfect DOF and great warm/cool tones on the oven 🙂

Heath O'Fee - November 8, 2010 - 7:42 pm

Thanks for all the tips and kind words…also good to know that I’m not the only who has had this problem 🙂 Thanks, everyone!

Viveca Koh - November 9, 2010 - 3:54 am

A lot of my photos look too dark on other monitors, whereas they have just the right amount of light when I am processing them on my monitor at home. Is calibration about dark/light as well? I (possibly naively) thought it just affected the colour…

Your image here still looks good to me, even if it’s not quite as you intended, but I know that’s not the point!

Mike Olbinski - November 11, 2010 - 7:20 am

I always find my shots looking different…but I actually can see the difference between Photoshop on my computer and then what it looks line viewing it on the web from the same computer.

Have to convert to sRGB to get it to kind of stay the same as what I see in PS…but it just doesn’t always happen. Web browsers just interpret things differently than you photo software.

It’s real bad with sunsets and warm tones.

Heath, whatever…who cares about the sRGB, this shot is awesome and you have some leaps and bounds from when I first saw your work. This is brilliant my friend.