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    Color cast ?

    2 part question:

    Which one do you like better?
    And what would you do to improve upon the image?




    IIRC, the only changes between these two is color temp.

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    Re: Color cast ?

    I would guess the first one is more accurate, but I find the second one much more aesthetically pleasing - it says "night", while the first one says "dirty brown".

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    Re: Color cast ?

    P.S. It appears slightly tilted to me - try a clockwise rotation of a fraction of a degree...

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    Re: Color cast ?

    Chris,
    blue=night,
    so take number 2 and make a mask for the sky.
    Darken it a stop or two.
    Also I think we are still waiting for your shot demonstrating the Nocti back focus issue :-)
    -bob

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    Re: Color cast ?

    Contrary to what a few people say above I like the first one a lot more than the second, which looks garish, and would look more so if you darkened the sky as someone suggested. While B&W can be easily manipulated for expressive purposes a colour picture often falls apart when it's pushed around to look unnatural — mind you I said "often", not "always".

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    Re: Color cast ?

    I pulled them in to CS and personally like one that's about half-way between what you've posted
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    Re: Color cast ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    I pulled them in to CS and personally like one that's about half-way between what you've posted
    I'm with Jack on this one.

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    Re: Color cast ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    I'm with Jack on this one.
    I marked my calendar...

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    Re: Color cast ?

    Thanks everyone!

    1.) I'm going to have to try and find those files again and give that mid level a shot.
    2.) Learn to do what Bob is talking about for darkening the sky and then do it!
    3.) Figure out which direction that .5 degree tilt needs to go. Lest Lisa post telling me to fix a full degree of tilt
    4.) Re, re, re-find that darn back-focus issue w/ the Nocti and post for Bob.

    I'll see if I can't knock out a couple of these this weekend.

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