Was that shot taken on the 22nd of december, 2007? I'm dutch and this shot was taken just outside of Eindhoven, visiting my parents. I remember coming back home to the UK and logging on to deviantart and being flooded with white pics of holland.
Thank you and that was a bit left field! How did you manage to dig that one up!? Even though this is my most faved shot, I think I have learned a fair bit about fotography since this one - only goes to show really doesn't it. I think this one was taken on auto with some extra exposure dialled in Although I would probably over-expose it again! (And definitely save it as raw, not just jpeg!!)
Cool, I can understand that I knew the pic was slightly over-exposed (that was on purpose in order to catch the white of the forst - some of the trees on the left havebeen washed out as well...) But on my monitor it more or less looks like a gradual change from white to blue. Guess the monitor may need calibration?
Perhaps it's a different brightness on your monitor. I use this page - [link] - for Gamma 2.2. Try it out.
Thing is, you can bring out the shadow detail (adjust shadow/highlights in photoshop) rather well, but highlight detail is usually lost forever. So usually it's better slightly overexpose and then photoshop the shadows to be brighter.