To coquelicot79: frame, sharpening, contrastnaturalverities::2006-11-18 1:25
Hi, Corinne, and thanks for commenting and doing a workshop! I will tell you why I did the image this way. First, I chose a wide black frame to put more distance between the dark image and the light display background so that it is easier to see the tonal gradations in the darkest parts of the image. Second, I resisted the temptation to increase the contrast and sharpness, as I normally would do, because I wanted to preserve the mood of that memorable night, which was damp, murky and hazy, creating a halo effect. If you follow this link you will see another image taken a few minutes earler that shows the haziness very well:

http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/photo499594.htm

It is also very possible that your monitor is set up differently than mine, and that what you see with your workshop image is a lot like what I see with the original post. Thanks again for sharing your interpretation! Cordially, Don
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