I seemed to lose a little detail with the sRGB/jpeg compression I use, but I have been experimenting with images that have some really dark areas after watching Alister Benn’s videos and I do like the subtlety. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with you eyes, Jeremy, you just prefer things to be a little brighter! As you know, I usually do tend to go dark and contrasty. 😉
PS The white bkg of this site also doesn’t help; if you left click on the image it will show on dark gray and you can see much more detail in the sky. I do my PP on dark medium bkg in LR.
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