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WB Experiment

WB Experiment by IshanPathak

Quote: I was told that my camera has much better reso than my monitor, so if anyone else views it on a calibrated monitor they will find it as shown in the camera.

Cameras do capture at higher resolution than screens, but that has nothing to do with colour.
Anyone viewing on a calibrated monitor will see the image as it should be. The display on the camera is nothing to be relied on. Typically they produce a rendition of the image that initially looks punchy. So if the image looks flat on a calibrated monitor, the image is flat. If your monitor is not calibrated you can't hope to make an informed decision on colour.
V2 looks more natural, and given you set cloudy white balance in cloudy conditions, is likely to be very close to what the colour should be.
That's why manually setting the white balance is best. Having said that, all situations are different and I do end up tweaking shots where necessary (but much less than if I relied on Auto!)

There are some flowers that are hard to record accurately, even stting the white balance exactly using a grey card (great advice from Willie, by the way) and local colour adjustment is required. So if your flowers sometimes don't look 'right' it's a problem that we all get, even experienced phototgraphers.


Five Reds

Five Reds by Fefe

Lovely texture from the smoke and clouds. Much more dramatic than a plain blue sky Smile

RIAT 2014 Polish Air Force Sukhoi SU-22 (Export Model of SU17) NATO Codename 'Fitter'

RIAT 2014 Polish Air Force Sukhoi SU-22 (Export Model of SU17) NATO Codename 'Fitter' by Nike55

Looks sharp enough, at least at the size on here, as even reducing an unsharp image in size it is still possible to detect a bad image.
This doesn't appear to be the case, so nothing to worry about.
Shutter speed, ISO and aperture all look just fine too.
While IS is nice to have, all my aircraft images have been up to now shot with a non IS lens.


left and right

left and right by MileJanjic

I like the contrast between the two boats, neither of which is in good condition. I wouldn't want to go in either one Smile


Apache by gwynn56

Certainly shadowy, and menacing, so it's perfect for a Saturday.
Moody and with drama, well done.

Reed Bunting

Reed Bunting by Maccas

Lovely capture.

Ladybower Lights

Ladybower Lights by Trevhas

Right place, right time, good one Smile

Flying Fortress! Number 2!

Flying Fortress! Number 2! by mickshaw

Not as sharp and I take it this is a crop given that lens you used. Not ideal as Paul says, but sometimes you have to use what you have to hand.
It's quite easy to get a shot taken with a longer lens unsharp too, we've all been there and done that, so if this is a crop, and at that shutter speed, your technique is not bad!
Nevertheless a more pleasing view than yesterday.


Lavender by Lillian

Very nice set of images, really like V4 with the skipper Smile

Shield Bug ?

Shield Bug ? by ali63

A lovely detailed capture.
Not seen one like this before.

Now Wash Your Hands

Now Wash Your Hands by SlowSong

Reminds me of horror films, not sure why, perhaps the clinical looking environment Grin

Am I fed up!

Am I fed up! by Holmewood

A lovely couple of shots. Nice to see the adult winter plumage starting to appear in V1.

Heron Tower - London

Heron Tower - London by Riyaz

Yes I see that line too. Perhaps some corruption of the file? Hopefully only the small version for this site and not on the original, though not too bad to remove.
A pity as I like this, well composed and well processed.
Worth trying to upload a new version, then make this one V2.

Lavender Fields

Lavender Fields by bobhowell

V1 for me, a great use of shallow depth of field.

Mac Fly

Mac Fly by paddyeds

The contrast is very high too.

Given the high saturation and contrast, have you enabled any camera menu settings that would cause this? I'm not familiar with Nikon, but they must have an equivalent to Canon wheere you can choose between nuetral or vivid representation. Unfortuantely with a jpg those settings get locked in to the image. This is where the benefits of shooting in RAW are, as you have finer control over the quality of the final image.

You say you've downloaded from flickr, but it's hard to say much more without seeing an original version. This has also resulted in the absence of the exif data which again helps us to understand and provide feedback.

Having said all that, you have no problem with sharpness and detail, and finding a good composition with a lovely diffuse background.


life looks the same

life looks the same by jamesmoorephotography

An idea that you could use in other locations for a surreal look.
I'd like to try something like this myself, but I probably won't get around to it Grin

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