Below is a color checker to show you if you will be viewing the images on this site in their best possible light.

The colors in the upper row should appear rich and vibrant, without being garish or dull. The colors are Blue, Green, Red, Yellow, Magenta, and Cyan.

The next row begins with brilliant white and progresses to midnight black. Only the extreme left frame of that row should be seen as white, while only the extreme right frame should be seen as black. The grayscale should appear equally balanced between those two points.

The lower row can be used to either verify or fine tune your brightness/contrast settings. There should be an equal number of full or partial white and black ovals radiating outward from the center point into both the light and dark segments. It is not necessary to see all of the ovals, but only to find that balance point where you can see an identical number of each within the strip. The white segment should be a 'mirror' image of the black segment.


If your monitor is adjusted properly you should now be faintly seeing a dark greenish-brown patterned background behind the checker. The background is not solid black, but has thin horizontal streaks. The black frame of the checker should be visible against the patterned background. If the colors and grayscale appear otherwise, you may not be able to see the full range of colors, brightness, and contrast of the images on this site. Using this color checker as a guide, you may try to adjust your monitor's brightness/contrast to bring out the best of this checker before you view the galleries.*

It is important that you view these images in the best possible light, for so much of the incredible richness and detail of these 80MB TIFF Files has been sacrificed in order to compress these images to 20-40K for web viewing and to speed downloading time. Thank you for taking the time to assure the best of your visit to PhotoSymphony Productions. I hope you enjoy your visit.

Please close this window once you are satisfied with the adjustment of your monitor.

LeRoy Zimmerman      

PS.   I would like to remind you that if during your visit you should find an image page you would like to share with a friend, please bookmark that single page so you can later send its URL directly to those with whom you would wish to share.

* Adjustments made with a cold monitor may not be accurate once the monitor has warmed. The most accurate adjustments can be made when your monitor has stabilized, usually after it has been on for 10-15 minutes.


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