High Falls, Pigeon River

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Glossy papers have darker blacks, so you can display wider tonal range, get better perception of contrast and sharpness. But those blacks (whole image, really) are glossy and reflect the world around. So you may have nice deep blacks, but if they will reflect your white shirt or a window, you won't enjoy them as much. That may become even bigger problem for ...


The typical photographic image depicts a range of tones that covers about 10 f/stops. Since each f/stop represents a doubling of the light energy we are taking about a range of 1024 to 1. That’s 2x2x2x2x2x2x2x2x2x2 = 1024. In other words we can’t capture the full range of a sunlit vista and display it. If we could, you would need to wear sunglasses to view ...

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