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White balance in photos. [Jun. 18th, 2007|11:11 pm]
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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!

Poll #1005573
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 76

Which photo looks better?

View Answers
Messed with
56 (73.7%)
Not messed with
6 (7.9%)
Neither is better than the other
14 (18.4%)
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[User Picture]From: therealdrhyde
2007-06-19 10:21 pm (UTC)

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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.
[User Picture]From: klwalton
2007-06-19 10:28 pm (UTC)

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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.
[User Picture]From: therealdrhyde
2007-06-19 11:06 pm (UTC)

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Grargh! No idea what happened there.

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

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GODDAMNIT! Replace them with an ampersand and the word 'image'.

[thinks about puffins to calm down]

Mmmm, tasty puffin.