What's wrong with my 20D?

Started Sep 22, 2006 | Discussions thread
Victor Engel Forum Pro • Posts: 18,692
Re: What do you think about this?

Tim Corso wrote:

Thanks to every one for the mostly helpful comments.

I don't buy the idea that Adobe RGB is a bad setting.

It's not. However, your original pictures were linked as inline images, giving the connotation that they were intended for web display. Adobe RGB is no appropriate for web display.

It's interesting to see some of the correction results that have
been attempted. I can see that a trip to England would show some of
you how green it really is. Yes there is a lot of vegetation that
has gone over as Autumn draws near, but fundamentally the hills are
mostly green.

It's hard to tell from the pictures how much green there should be. The first thing that came to my mind was dead vegetation post-harvest. The bales of hay or straw only confirm this. Exacerbating the confusion is the patches of green that are present and look just fine given some of the adjustments presented.

Since you used AWB, you should know that it makes certain assumptions about the scene. If there are dominant color casts, they are likely to skew the color balance. If the scene was predominantly green, the camera is likely to subtract a lot of green in its attempt to neutralize the picture. That is why AWB is frequently not a good choice.

Remembering that I want better shots out of the camera without any
requirement for PP. I think I am getting better results by doing
the following

1. using sRGB (removes any doubt)
2. removed the skylight filter I was using in favour of a UV
(advice from local camera store)
3. Started using daylight WB

Good choice. The only better choice would be to use a custom white balance.

Anyway excepting that the images I have posted need correction,
here's my attempt this time from DPP (never used this before always
used ACR), for the first shot:

Second image to follow

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