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high key

[′hī ¦kē]
(graphic arts)
A negative or print that has an overall light effect, with very few dark tones or shadows.
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Madame Lebrun was bustling in and out, giving orders in a high key to a yard-boy whenever she got inside the house, and directions in an equally high voice to a dining-room servant whenever she got outside.
The young ladies did not drink it; Osborne did not like it; and the consequence was that Jos, that fat gourmand, drank up the whole contents of the bowl; and the consequence of his drinking up the whole contents of the bowl was a liveliness which at first was astonishing, and then became almost painful; for he talked and laughed so loud as to bring scores of listeners round the box, much to the confusion of the innocent party within it; and, volunteering to sing a song (which he did in that maudlin high key peculiar to gentlemen in an inebriated state), he almost drew away the audience who were gathered round the musicians in the gilt scollop-shell, and received from his hearers a great deal of applause.
said Dinah, in a high key, as her wrath began to rise over her habitual respect of manner; "what does ladies know 'bout work, I want to know?
Our music consisted of the well-mixed strains of a melodeon which was a little asthmatic and apt to catch its breath where it ought to come out strong, a clarinet which was a little unreliable on the high keys and rather melancholy on the low ones, and a disreputable accordion that had a leak somewhere and breathed louder than it squawked--a more elegant term does not occur to me just now.
There are more than seven pages of color swatches, including high key colors, neutral mixes, brights, and others.
1]] Retro, Expressive, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, Cross Process and One Point Color
function can be selected straight from the Mode dial, which gives access to gallery of 10 artistic effects, including High Key (which enhances brightness and reduces contrast for subtle and beautiful tones), Low Key (for dramatic dark tones with few areas of emphasized highlights) and Toy Camera (that creates strong vignetting for a supremely arty look).
There are also eight advanced filter options for extra creA[degrees] ativity, including Toy Camera, Miniature, Dynamic Tone, Pop Colour, Soft Focus, High Key, Low Key and Partial Colour, while in Multiple Exposure mode it's easy to overlay two images on a single frame.
A total of nine special effects are available, including the seven built into the D5200 (Selective Color, Color Sketch, Miniature Effect, Night Vision, Silhouette, High Key, Low Key), as well as the new Toy Camera Effect and HDR Painting*.
Such "plans often start high key, but end poorly," said government researcher Wang Jun, who visited an airport project last month.
This accreditation confirms the DHA's commitment to meet high key performance indicator (KPI) levels and provide internal customers with high-level of quality services in line with international standards," remarked Mubaraka Ibrahim, the director of IT.
8220;Our entire range is now extended with these slick new slim fit shirts made from smooth fabrics in cool designs and colours selected from a high key contrast palette” said Dobson.