Fire and Snow G15

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tkpatric
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Fire and Snow G15
Jan 23, 2013



Very happy with my G15. It is maybe not the best, but it's mine!

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In reply to tkpatric, Jan 23, 2013

Blue snow eh? 

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Very nice photo, thanks for posting your photo from your Cann G15.

John

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Blue snow eh?

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The red sun fooled us! Luckily blue is my favourite color.

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tkpatric wrote:

filibuster wrote:

Blue snow eh?

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The red sun fooled us! Luckily blue is my favourite color.

Easily sorted.  Can I have a play?

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Don't eat blue snow!

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Don't eat blue snow!

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Corrected blue snow. Do you like it??
In reply to tkpatric, Jan 23, 2013

The original is a wonderful photo. I gave it a try because the snow was just too blue for me.

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The original is a wonderful photo. I gave it a try because the snow was just too blue for me.

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Yes, it was too blue! I like it now! Which program did you use?

Thanks.

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In reply to tkpatric, Jan 23, 2013

WOW!  Much better!  So, what was wrong with the first one?  White balance off?    As a new G15 owner, very happy!!

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WOW! Much better! So, what was wrong with the first one? White balance off? As a new G15 owner, very happy!!

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Can I have a play too? I wouldn't do it without your permission.

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shuttervelocity wrote:

WOW! Much better! So, what was wrong with the first one? White balance off? As a new G15 owner, very happy!!

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Can I have a play too? I wouldn't do it without your permission.

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Against the usual rules of play, I have found that if I set the White Balance to 'Cloudy' for snow scenes, I get much better results without the 'blue snow syndrome.'

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In reply to tkpatric, Jan 23, 2013

I used Photoshop. I opened the image using the "Open As" command, and in the Open As menu I selected Open as: Camera RAW . After you open the image in this way it gives the same options as editing a RAW file. I've selected just the snow (the sky was left intact) and I adjusted the white balance on the snow. Also I've decreased the saturation on the snow and increased both clarity and contrast. And voila. It's not difficult at all and can be done in less than 5 minutes.

Hope my advice helped you.

Happy shooting with your G15

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shuttervelocity wrote:

WOW! Much better! So, what was wrong with the first one? White balance off? As a new G15 owner, very happy!!

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Can I have a play too? I wouldn't do it without your permission.

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Please do!

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Can I have a play too? I wouldn't do it without your permission.

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Please do!

Thank you tkpatric for your kind permission.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-PFlkBNrL_X4/UQBFVrOSSeI/AAAAAAAAX7A/LWchroAOOh0/s1200/97497173FEB847D888A9E9FE56371DF3%255B1%255D-HDR.jpg

Just a different implementation of the WB tool. Image processed in Oloneo PhotoEngine and will be withdrawn in say 24hrs.

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Can I have a play too? I wouldn't do it without your permission.

Keith

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Please do!

Thank you tkpatric for your kind permission.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-PFlkBNrL_X4/UQBFVrOSSeI/AAAAAAAAX7A/LWchroAOOh0/s1200/97497173FEB847D888A9E9FE56371DF3%255B1%255D-HDR.jpg

Just a different implementation of the WB tool. Image processed in Oloneo PhotoEngine and will be withdrawn in say 24hrs.

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Thank you! Nice!

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WOW!!

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Martin87 wrote:

The original is a wonderful photo. I gave it a try because the snow was just too blue for me.

But snow is somewhat of a blue tint in real life.  Your version does not look natural.

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In reply to tkpatric, Jan 25, 2013

Whenever you have a color issue with an image, if you are using PS or PS Elements the easiest way to correct it is to go in to "levels" and then try setting the white point, gray point, and/or the black point.  Just click on the droppers (white, gray or black dropper) and then click on a corresponding part of the image that should be white, gray, or black.  This will easily correct color issues with just one click.  I fixed the OP's image with just one click using the gray dropper only.  Then I set the exposure to plus a little over a stop (snow and/or a bright light source tends to make your camera underexpose).  I did no other processing.  I figured that the snow would naturally pick up some of the hue of the sun and the corn stocks wouldn't be totally black.  Here is the quick fix result:

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In reply to Danel, Jan 25, 2013

Looks pretty good.  I have worked with levels but never used your technique.  thanks.

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