Trouble with fall leaf colors

Started Oct 3, 2012 | Discussions thread
cxsparc
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Re: Trouble with fall leaf colors
In reply to Lng0004, Oct 4, 2012

To all:

I am sure it is not an issue of WB because I always shoot JPG+RAW. I could move around the WB in Adobe PS anyway without improving it. Correcting it with the color sliders (what I did) results in the ground grass to be discolored, as can be seen in the second shot above. Manually selecting the tree leafs is rather difficult.

@Lightshow: Color selcting might help, but I don't quite remeber how to select this way.

I guess the IR thing is on the right track, because it has to do something only with the leafs, since the ground colors are ok. So any approach (like WB) trying to correct/change the entire image will fail.

I observed the histogramm before and after shooting, there is no overloading the red channel either. So it is probably the problem that too much IR light is reflected from the afternoon sun onto the sensor resulting in a much to red picture.

But I am not going to buy an additional expensive IR filter. Pity!

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