God is in the details or is it the devil? (detail from Winter Light)
Spent a tedious day reviewing my newest image pixel by pixel preparing it for proofing on aluminum. Since many of my images are much larger than the computer monitor I create them on, the last step before sending something out for final printing is zooming into the image and going over the information pixel by pixel to make sure there are no rogue elements hiding out waiting to reveal themselves at a most inconvenient and sometimes heartbreaking moment.
As can be seen in the images above, this detail from Winter Light looks perfect until you zoom in at a ratio of at least 1:1( the lower left of the first image is seen in the macro below) where a line of pixels is revealed that need to be corrected.
It’s a tedious process but absolutely necessary to insure a quality print.