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Old Aug 27, 2007, 5:22 PM   #11
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Thanks Scott.



This was primarily why I wanted to visit the craft show. The other half loves looking round the stalls, which usually costs me something for some piece of original jewellery, while I want to shoot the displays.



Going to have to get stuck in to my CS2 book to learn about colour casts etc if I want to continue with Jpg only. I thought this would be easier, but it looks like RAW may be easier for strange lighting.



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Old Aug 27, 2007, 5:56 PM   #12
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Excellet series==#5 belongs in frame!!

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Old Aug 27, 2007, 6:00 PM   #13
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Thanks Jay.



I think 1, 5 and 8 will end up on the wall for a while.



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Old Aug 27, 2007, 7:00 PM   #14
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Thanks Tom and Tom - I used my Sigma 70-300 DG (Non APO) lens. I know the APO version is supposed to be much better, but...

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I don't think I would upgrade if I were you, those are very nice sharp shots.

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Old Aug 27, 2007, 7:51 PM   #15
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Hi Dal

Every Shot is great!!!
I Hope you dont mind. But i have a tool similar to Tom's that i ran it throught.
Its actually a function within PSE 5. Its Under the Enhance menu and its Called "Remove Color cast

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Old Aug 27, 2007, 11:44 PM   #16
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Love the raptors! These are lovely pictures, and since everyone is posting their way of dealing with wb and jpg, I thought I'd try something really simple. In Photoshop 6 (I'm on hubby's computer) I added a levels layer then pushed "auto" (as in auto levels adjustment). It's not a full-proof method for correcting white balance, but often does very well.
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Thanks for the nice comments Tim - The only trouble I find with this lens is it sometime is a bit hit and miss - it is either sharp or very very soft. Could be my example of it I suppose.



Phil, that does look like a useful tool to use. Back to the old days of removing colour casts from everything.



Mtngal, that seemed to do the trick. I must say I have pushed AUTO a few times and each time it has given me really horrible colours, so I suppose if you start with iffy colours then they can only get better!



Thanks for playing everyone, this is why this forum is the best one out there!



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BTW Just tried the AUTO function in levels, and it has done what I should have rembered to do - adjust the RGB separately! Oh well, live and learn

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Really nice captures.. 1100 shots in the day? I think I've maybe taken 1500 since I got my K100d! Dang my limited burst rate!
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i might as well play too.

this is basicly what mtngal did and a hue adj. and a usm action i have.

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Old Aug 28, 2007, 11:07 AM   #20
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That clinches it Roy.



I am going to stick to RAW+. Despite what some may say, there seems to be less work to do on RAW files than JPG, unless you get theh WB spot on in the first place.



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Done some re-working with the shots, based on all your help. I think they look better now, and when held up next to the originals, the colour cast is really apparent.











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