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Casa das Histórias

By riobom
I know that the electrical cable is a minus but i had no other chance to get the picture.

Tags: Museum Architecture

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mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2343 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2019 11:14AM
Hello again. And thanks for some sunshine, we need it in the UK today. The pines and the baked brickwork - that says hot. I like the way you have composed this, it's an invitation to explore further. (An alternative would be to move to the left, to use the line of the path as a stronger compositional feature; the principle of the lead-in.)

Thanks for mentioning your query over this one. To be honest, the cable wouldn't worry me unduly although I know some people would object. This is the human, man-made world and cables are a part of it, like brick walls and neat paths. But if your software includes the clone tool or the spot healing tool it is very easy to get rid of it.

What did strike me immediately is that the image has a pronounced greenish tinge. The Exif indicates that it was taken late morning - bright midday sun is just about the hardest light to photograph in! Your Auto White Balance hasn't coped brilliantly but it's a good quality file which will allow modification.

I've uploaded a modification - I got rid of the cable using a mix of clone and spot healing; I opened Correct colour cast (under colour adjustments) and clicked on the grey path - that produced a considerable improvement to my eye, Willie is the specialist for this and he will do better. Then I lightened shadows a wee bit, which gives more detail in the foliage overhead.

I'd be interested to see this scene photographed early morning or late afternoon, I think it would work a lot better.

I Googled the museum, the collection looks interesting!
riobom 1 1 Portugal
17 Nov 2019 11:54AM
thanks a lot for your critic, you are right, my auto white balance gets it wrong I, have other shots details mostly that look much warmer, and more true to the real color of the stone, that covers the museum.
it is a bad habit to let the auto white balance to cope with the available, light.
I have to look out for that.
best regards
vasco riobom
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2343 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2019 12:10PM

Quote:it is a bad habit to let the auto white balance to cope with the available, light.

I use Auto White balance - shooting Raw files, I find Auto results are easier to adjust in processing than when a customized setting hasn't worked out! But there is less scope (less available data to work on) in jpeg files.

For me it's one of the big advantages of Raw.
riobom 1 1 Portugal
17 Nov 2019 12:29PM
You are right, I hope I can buy a camera with a raw feature, soon but my budget is tight.
Best Regards
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2343 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2019 12:50PM
Yes, I checked, your camera only takes jpegs. Remember that to use Raw you also need suitable processing software. And Raw files are large, so you need storage...

You do have a very nice quality image here, so for the present, concentrate on looking for co-operative light and using it carefully. In photography the light is everything.
dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1774 England
17 Nov 2019 1:51PM
There are two ways to deal with the auto white balance problem.

One is to use a different setting when you shoot: the second is, as a matter of course, to adjust white balance in processing.

As a semi-professional, this is something that you need to be doing as part of your everyday workflow for clients' images. Similarly, the cloning and spot healing to remove a cable should be a routine part of how you process all images for sale or competition.
riobom 1 1 Portugal
17 Nov 2019 9:19PM
i prefer the first method because later I am not so sure about the ambiance, that prevailed during the shooting.
Nowadays I prefer to preserve the elements that were on location, and if possible minimize them rather than go through a lot of pos, but that is very personal.
Best regards

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