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Why the difference in colour?

Why the difference in colour? Update

Since posting this on Linkedin i have had so many comments, here and on Linkedin, that i can feel my head spinning. There are plenty of things i have learnt from this one post, first is, when you ask for help people enjoy the resulting conversations, they enjoy trying to help, apart from those few numpties who take it upon themselves to ridicule those of us who, when finding we have made a mistake, ask for help. Second, when you are being ridiculed there is always someone willing to jump to your rescue. Third, damned if i didn’t learn something! So thank you to anyone who commented and to all those who read but made no comment, i hope you too learnt something from my amazing faux pas, Never, ever tell anyone you used a Supermarket to proof your images, gasp!!!!!!!! Did you get the gist of RGB v sRGB? Great! Me too! And lastly, everyone DOES see your image differently to you, there is a wide discrepancy in how monitors ‘show’ your work and you can not guarantee that what you see will be any where near what anyone else see’s. There were several really helpful comments and by far the best was from Chris (https://www.flickr.com/photos/daz395/) who suggested i used a HDMI cable to hook my laptop to my HD TV to check my images. I have dispatched my son to his room with orders to swiftly remove his HDMI cable from his games console so Mum can play but found i dont have a HDMI socket on my laptop, so any other suggestions? Grrrr, having no money sucks!

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I have an exhibition in July this year and have been looking at which photographs i want to include. I have to provide several photos for a ‘still life’ window and work for an exhibition. I have spent the last few weeks humming and harring, bemoaning the fact that my photos are not ‘good enough’ and that i ‘don’t like’ them. Finally i have started to piece together the ones that i see as ‘fit for purpose’ and went to get some printed just to see if they were ok. OMG! what have i done? Why have the prints come back VASTLY different from what i see on my monitor? My beautiful rose which on ‘my’ computer looks very pale pink and white was horrible peach and yellow, just awful! Anything that has a slight cast of yellow is orange, anything that is pale is dark. I made Chris put some of my work up on his computer off my flickr account and it was so very different on his monitor than on mine and the prints were different again in some cases. Now i know that printing can be a problem area but the difference is huge. I have tried calibrating my monitor but i don’t have a spider, can’t afford one, that doesn’t help. So why does my work look paler on my screen than on Chris’s? HELP! It’s putting me off all of my photos, worries me what the ones i have put on the internet look like to others. Am i a laughing stock? Do people look at me like i am one of those ‘poor people’ deluded in thinking how good they are? Damn am i going to have to buy a new laptop? I will accept ANY offers of help. thank you.

I have a photograph in the ‘Women in Focus Virtual Exhibition’ you can view the photographs here
http://womeninfocusatlanta.com/virtural-exhibits/index.php/photos/4.html
This is my entry piece
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The exhibit is a Celebration of International Women’s Month, March. Representing and connecting women from around the world from all backgrounds and cultures, working in all areas of life who share the same passion, photography. The exhibit is sponsored by Women In Focus, a women’s photography Group in Atlanta, Georgia. Curator is Gittel Chase Price, President of Women In Focus and Founder of the Women In Photography LinkedIn Group of more then 48,000 women from all parts of the globe.

Mini Exhibition

I am having an exhibition of my work at West Kirby Concourse Library, Monday 18th June to Saturday 23rd June.

I will be displaying some of my work from around The Wirral where i live. Please come and have a look, it would be great to meet you. It has been a lot of hard work and i hope it all pays off!

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I am also exhibiting in ART TAKES TIMES SQUARE,  a unique opportunity to have my work displayed in Times Square NY on the same day as my local exhibition begins.

http://www.artistswanted.org/arttakestimessquare/?f=atts12awhp1

Below is a link to the artistswanted site after the exhibition on Monday.

http://www.see.me/june18th/

My exhibition in the library is about to close this afternoon, i hope it has been viewed and liked by many people, thanks to everyone that went.

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