Kenneth Lee Gallery

Two Barns: One Sharp, One Not ?

This image already feels sharp because of the lighting and the subject.
There are countless visual cues: edges which establish a sense of depth and texture.
Only moderate sharpening is required: too much will look contrived and harsh.

This image looks soft, even though it contains a lot of detail.
There are fewer edges, no strong transitions.
Some photographers would say that the image is lacking in "local contrast".
More sharpening may required for an impression of sharpness.