Color wash-out problem

Hey, I’ve been re-rendering/re-animating stuff for a portfolio interview and when I finished redoing this project I went to render but what came up was a washed out image. I remember deleting an area lamp but I replaced it, also I’ve been trying to bump up emitter values but it doesn’t seem to be working. I can show any setting/ details people want but I’m hoping for a speedy response.

the original render is at



you can change the exposure and range pretty easily, tucked away in the World settings.

I guess only I could solve this but I had scaled down the model considerably and deleted a few nodes :o regardless thanks for the help!