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Old Dec 31, 2004, 7:02 PM   #1
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Here's a simple and, I think, interesting techinque that I *discovered* while trying to blend some daylight + incandesent mixed lighting to produce an acceptible image.

First, the original image. Taken with a Nikon D70, color balance preset using a white card. Time of day: early evening.



Next, using "Nikon Capture Editor," I changed the white balance from "As Recorded" to "Incandescent" which produced this lovely blue image...




Finally, I opened the image in PS7 and removed all the blue and cyan using Hue/Saturation by setting the blue and cyan values to "0" - The result...



Pretty simple and very easy if you shoot in RAW format. I realize that many photographers DO NOT like the splash of color inside a B&W image, but I thought I'd share this technique with those who like to experiment.

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Old Jan 5, 2005, 11:09 AM   #2
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very cool. I can`t wait to get my digital rebel, then have raw format available. by the summer for sure
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Old Jan 5, 2005, 2:09 PM   #3
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That is a very handy tip!

That's also an interesting fountain.. where does the 'fog' effect come from?
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Old Jan 10, 2005, 8:06 AM   #4
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Nice tip. Thanx for sharing !
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