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Church at Bradenhams Oxon

By pluckyfilly
A very good friend and great photographer has suggested my images have a colour cast on them, I can only think its in the editing and contrast added, I would appreciate some feedback as to whether or not you may agree with the colour cast problem as I am wanting to get this right if possible - open for mods and critique please. I have not adjusted the contrast much today but if you have time to view yesterdays image - that may tell a different story here

Tags: General Landscape and travel

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CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
4 Mar 2012 2:12PM
Definitely V.2 for me, Ann, the colours and brightness are a lot better. A beautiful church in wonderful surroundings, well captured. Carol

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RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
4 Mar 2012 2:16PM
A very good shot of this fine old church, Ann, and of the two versions, I prefer V 1 with the slightly increased contrast in the trees......subtly done so as not to detract from the main subject.
Regarding the colour cast, it is difficult to comment without knowing your camera settings and details about your post-capture processing. I do notice a generalised warmish tone to many of your images, and in autumn and winter this will not go amiss........perhaps at other seasons it might be less desirable. I find that if I set both my D700 and D7000 to "cloudy" in White Balance, there is a very pronounced warming of the image, and it's even more pronounced with my compact, Canon G9. Just wondering if for yourself it could be anything to do with your White Balance settings.
Sorry, can'y think of anything more clever, but there will be others who may be able to offer more.
Regards, Ronnie.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2012 2:23PM

Quote:Regarding the colour cast, it is difficult to comment without knowing your camera settings and details about your post-capture processing. I do notice a generalised warmish tone to many of your images, and in autumn and winter this will not go amiss........perhaps at other seasons it might be less desirable


Thanks Ronnie - my white balance is set on auto
MossyOak 4 22 15 England
4 Mar 2012 2:33PM
Who's clock is wrong Ann. Smile
Very good image with the compact V1 for me. Think I might try a MOD here.
Richard
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
4 Mar 2012 2:47PM
Hi Ann. Not clever enough at this PS lark to make any knowledgeable comments. Of these two shots I do find the colours on V2 more acceptable.
Ron
MossyOak 4 22 15 England
4 Mar 2012 2:58PM
The colours look true Ann and V1 has the added vibrancy which lacks in V2. Contrast as well is very good in V1. Overall V2 is more of a matt appearance whereas V1 is more alive.
Out of interest do you have a UV or skylight filter on that lens and also a lens hood?
Richard
mhfore 9 6 176 England
4 Mar 2012 3:39PM
Hi Ann,

In my opinion only I do think you have added a warming tone to the image, which, as you said could have been done in your processing. In the mod I have removed the warm tone, straightened the image and moved the church more to the right by cropping and then adding more canvas to the left. See what you think.

Take care

Martin
Hello Ann,


Quote:Thanks Ronnie - my white balance is set on auto


I'm just learning about photography and post-capture processing so apologies in advance if I'm mentioning something that you already know.

I notice that your recording media for this shot was RAW. I've started to shoot in RAW and have found it's great for seeing different colour casts in an image. I couldn't see any casts in my pics before this.

I use Elements 10, and when I open a NEF (I have a Nikon D3100) image up in the Elements Editor, there is an option to change the White Balance settings that were set in the camera when the image was first shot.

There are about 9 different white balance settings and you can see the colour casts change in the image as you select each option, and you can change the white balance if you didn't set your camera up correctly when you took the shot.

I think you will probably be able to do this in the various version of Photoshop also.

Hope this helps.

Also it's v1 for me

Cheers

Elaine
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2012 4:03PM

Quote:The colours look true Ann and V1 has the added vibrancy which lacks in V2. Contrast as well is very good in V1. Overall V2 is more of a matt appearance whereas V1 is more alive.
Out of interest do you have a UV or skylight filter on that lens and also a lens hood?
Richard



it wasnt taken with the compact Richard it was the Nikon D300 I used if I remember correctly the 18-70 lens and yes it does have a lens hood, will check out the filter not sure of that one but always some filter in place if only to protect the lens glass
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2012 4:07PM

Quote:I think you will probably be able to do this in the various version of Photoshop also.


yes I can change some of the white balance settings but it doesnt offer the suggestion to change for a sunny day and I tried all of that in the original with little change, I am convinced its in the processing and contrast added - thanks for your suggestion tho, appreciated.
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
4 Mar 2012 4:59PM
Interesting to read the comments of others.......I find that when set to 'Auto' in White Balance there is general coolness in tones in my images, from what you say, Ann, it does sound as the colour cast you refer to comes from the processing.
Ronnie.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
4 Mar 2012 5:12PM
My twopenneth - your previous upload has a 'warm' tone to it but does look deliberate from the processing, and is a better image for it.

Apart from the slight straightening which Martin has done I can't see anything wrong with v1. The extra contrast is good and the warm tone from your previous is nowhere as strong.

I must admit I tend to let the WB sort itself out on auto then adjust 'to taste' when processing.

At the end of the day it's a good image Ann.

Dave
Jestertheclown 8 7.4k 249 England
4 Mar 2012 5:19PM
If you're shooting in RAW and processing your images in Lightroom or PS, then setting your white balance in camera makes very little difference because you're going to change it anyway.
Mine is and always has been set to "auto".
4 Mar 2012 5:21PM
not sure where you are at with this one
But I prefer V2 if thats of any help Smile
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
4 Mar 2012 5:28PM
V1 for me Ann, must say I love the warming colours, more than enough advice to keep you going at the moment.

Regards

Trev.
Hop-A-Long 9 52 England
4 Mar 2012 7:14PM
I like the lift you have given the foliage in V1. Good images.

Andy
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
4 Mar 2012 8:30PM
V1 looks about riaght to me Ann.
Re your cast on previous. I think as has been said there is a warm look that needs sorting - best done in Raw. Get the best WB setting then if needed perhaps knock the warmth slider back a bit.
Brian.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
4 Mar 2012 9:21PM
Came back for another look Ann. Quick mod -Straightened,cropped, adj levels to give it a lift. Nothing technical.Smile
Brian.
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2012 9:48PM
Cant help Ann, looks fine to meSmileSmileSmile
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
4 Mar 2012 11:59PM
Colours look fine to me in V1 Ann.
I think we all see colours slightly different on our individual monitors !!
Mick.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
5 Mar 2012 3:07PM
Definitely V1 for me, Ann, it brings out the detail and colours in the trees more than in V2. The colour balance looks spot-on to me. As regards this, I always shoot on auto white balance and correct the colour balance if necessary when processing the Raw file. It can depend on how your monitor's calibrated, and there's no right or wrong I don't think - it's how you intepret the scene and want it to look Smile
Trev Smile
5 Mar 2012 5:26PM
Hi Ann I will leave it to trhe experts v1 for me gray
Suehh 9 39 6 England
6 Mar 2012 7:15PM
It has been very interesting reading the comments here Ann. Personally, I would go with V1 and Brian's mod.

I like the clear bright vibrancy in your images.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
7 Mar 2012 6:22PM
V1 looks fine to me Ann, the colours appear natural and not overcooked like on certain images. I had a similar problem with a few of my shots last autumn, I reckon the cold and damp may have caused/contributed towards the colour cast. I had it in the corners and around the edges of some of my Bourton pics.
Jocelia Plus
5 2 1 Australia
8 Mar 2012 5:14AM
I like this enhancement of V1 Ann as it brings out the richness of the capture.
The old Norman style church has a lot going for it with those colourful bricks from
the wall and portico. The roof on the tower has been modernised I see but it still would
look good at various angles………Nice one…..Jocelia

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