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Ancient craftsman's work

By xwang
A few record shots in Yorkshire museum.
The white balance was set on auto,most of them with yellow cast, the last one was(is) uneven...plese tell me if you think that the colour is not right. The last one is the whole object of V3,4,5. Thanks for looking, critiques are welcome.

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
27 Jul 2013 10:40PM
All these images of sculptural stonework look just fine to me, interesting subjects , well illuminated (not always so easy to get in museums) and captured in fine detail.
If there is a yellow cast it seems minimal to me and of little concern.
You will know if what we are seeing is not quite how you saw the originals, Jasmine.
When I am taking interior shots in our Burrell Collection museum I leave the WB on Auto for stained glass mounted in exterior Walls, but with all internal glass and other artefacts I have to keep changing the WB depending on the prevailing light in different parts of the building ( and as light levels are often very low, I have to up the ISO too, often to as much as 2000 ).
Possibly a good idea to take the same image a number of times with the WB changed to various settings and seeing which gives an image with the colours as seen by the eye.

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
27 Jul 2013 10:44PM
Great set of wonderful details.
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2013 12:37AM
Amazing set. V4 for me.
Ayoob 7 Australia
28 Jul 2013 2:25AM
Wonderful set of images- like them all .........Wink
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
28 Jul 2013 4:42AM
Great photos of this ancient sculptures Jasmine !! It is good that you have included V6 for background info.
28 Jul 2013 8:19AM
What a coincidence! I was looking back at some old York photos of mine yesterday, including the statue featured in V1. Not easy to capture in the low light conditions. Yours is more successful than mine, Jasmine Grin

Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2013 8:23AM
Well executed, detailed record images. I do not see any significant colour casts associated with incorrect white balance, I assume this is York stone which is a light coloured stone; where there is yellowing it appears to be surface patination from years of people touching the stone rather than a white balance issue.
xwang 9 56 8
28 Jul 2013 10:04AM
Thank you Ronnie. Yes, it is very difficult in museums. The white balance were all difference in this museum, the objects were affected by both natural light from the windows and the spot lights that museum fitted in. Most of them, the white balance were over 3000K on default, since they were shot as RAW, so I dragged them down at about 2500K and tint plus a little. I rarely adjust white balance,so I have no idea if I got it right or not, it is very helpful to have your sayings from your monitors. The old museum ones that I took many years ago, I didn't know the white balance was so wrong...I just took them as it was.
Thank you Nigel. Ah,ha.. we are getting more scientific approach rather than simple white balance on photography. I'm really glad to learn a little about York stone. Thank you for your information.
Thank you Philip. Glad that we share the same interests of visiting low light areas...Grin. Yes, Church and Museum's lights are very difficult to take photos. I have constant 'battles' against blurred images and noises. These days,if it is too dark, I settle on the maximum shutter speed that I can handle, regardless it is underexposed or not.. the consequence is that I might get noise. If the noise is too high to get rid of.. that would be just bad luck. I can't do anything about it....
Thank you all very much.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
28 Jul 2013 4:29PM
A super shot and you have done well with the exposure. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
cbrundage 5 4 United States
12 Aug 2013 9:47PM
Wonderful series, esp. like V1 with the strong shadows.

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