*Looks at it for a good 5 minutes straight*.... begins to speak... What was going thru your head when you rendered out that high rise in the upper left? Do you imagine employees up there? As in... what the job position would be? Don't know if that sorta' thinking helps you imagine these environments more.
see, there's the rub. I'm working on two monitors, one high contrast and one low contrast. I have no idea what it looks like to most people viewing it and details (even the ones I don't want to show) show up a lot more on the lower contrast monitor. In keeping the values looking right on one, it tends to effect the other adversely in some way. Generally I let how it looks on my phone be the deciding factor, but it's maddening to say the least.
well that's a bit different. If you're remembering to switch your image over to cmyk before printing, then it may just be the nature of ink and/or the type of paper you're using. It would probably be helpful for you to run a bunch of test sheets off with varying degrees of brightness/contrast adjustments and just remember the settings that work best for you.