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White balance in photos. [Jun. 18th, 2007|11:11 pm]
I recently learned from klwalton about white balance in photos. The basic idea is that things which are white should look white — a simple idea, I'm sure, but something I didn't know about before.

So I've been trying to keep this in mind when post-processing my photos. Now, although there are tools to do this for you, it seems still to be quite a subjective art. This evening I was working on a photo I took of Clapham Common Tube station quite late yesterday evening (around 8:15pm). uon and I disagreed over whether the photo looked better with or without the white balancing; the obvious solution is a poll!

Which photo looks better?

Neither is better than the other

[User Picture]From: therealdrhyde
2007-06-19 10:21 pm (UTC)
I like both :-) it depends what the photograph is. Here, for example, I wanted the "correct" white balance for Bill's suit. But here, here and here I've messed around a bit.
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[User Picture]From: klwalton
2007-06-19 10:28 pm (UTC)
A couple of those links aren't working for me, but I just perused your gallery. Aren't puffins just the most amazing-looking creatures in the world? That trip must have been amazing.
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[User Picture]From: therealdrhyde
2007-06-19 11:06 pm (UTC)
Grargh! No idea what happened there.

Replace the ridiculous binary thing in the URLs with '&image' and all will be fine.
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[User Picture]From: therealdrhyde
2007-06-19 11:08 pm (UTC)
GODDAMNIT! Replace them with an ampersand and the word 'image'.

[thinks about puffins to calm down]

Mmmm, tasty puffin.
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