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Author Topic: v2012.100 issues/comments  (Read 12175 times)
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« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2011, 05:41:43 PM »

Jeff was kind enough to send me the Raw image, and my liking leans toward what I attached here.
A White Balance correction using the gray rock in the foreground pepped the colors right right up.

I used grid 2,1 with the Recover Highlights and Auto Black Point selected (Magenta check box)
I used the blemish tool in Qimage Ultimate to remove the lens shmutz from the sky, and this is what I got.
I didn't crop because I felt that more sky gave a greater depth to the shot.
(PS Jeff takes wonderful pictures)

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« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2011, 07:52:31 AM »

Fred sent me his files and I must say his  image is much better,  probably warmer than the actual view as I saw it, I tend to like warmer images any way.

I will be investigating further - when I have time available.

Great service this forum, much appreciated.

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« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2011, 09:43:51 AM »

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probably warmer than the actual view as I saw it, I tend to like warmer images any way.

I just want to clarify.
I did a White balance based on the large gray flat surface of that rock in the foreground.
Based on the overall lighting of the shot, which seems to have the same type (open shade) of light throughout, that should give a close to true white balance
It was not intentionally "warmed" because I liked it better warmer than cooler.

What did happen, and you can try it, is that *ALL* the colors jumped out at me as if I added saturation, which I did not.
Then I knew I nailed the White Balance.

In the background, there seems to be a few pieces of land in sunshine. That came alive. The water got bluer, and the sky got richer blue too.

Factoid!  When in REFINE in Qimage Ultimate, and in auto mode where Qimage Ultimate is moving the Fill light slider for you, a White Balance at times, will cause the Auto Fill to change value.
This is showing you that a proper White Balance has an effect on the image, and sometimes, is emphatic enough to brighten the whole image.


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