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Old May 3, 2010, 11:43 AM   #1
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I am not happy with the color of this photo, but I don't know why. I've tried several fixes and it seems to be getting worse, not better.

Details: F 2.8, Distance to subject 2.1 meters. 1/160, 200mm, ISO 2000, full frame camera.

Taken at sundown subject facing west, a bit overcast.

Camera mounted on a monopod.

Tell me what's wrong with the color. I thought it might be white balance, but I couldn't get WB to help either.


GRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

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Old May 3, 2010, 12:26 PM   #2
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did you shoot raw? i dont think it is too bad and adjusting the colours will differ in everyones eyes if you can t find the right balance convert it to bw

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Old May 3, 2010, 12:27 PM   #3
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IMO the lighting must be poor so you need to increase the saturation... (and a touch up of contrast)

-> In CS4 use the Vibrance to enhance the color, and where you can also boost the saturation

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Took NHL's advice.
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Took NHL's advice.
Cool !!!

You might as well increase the contrast (and brighten the image up) too
-> This is why good lighting is key to any photography... (else there's always Photoshop! )
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