Ways to remove blue cast from hills in camera?

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Monicaa
Monicaa Junior Member • Posts: 42
Ways to remove blue cast from hills in camera?

I am not much of a landscape shooter but I shot this today and was wondering if there's a good way to reduce the blue in the hills that I seem to get whenever I shoot landscapes. Naturally, non-post processing methods would be prefered but I do suffer from this issue on digital too, and I touch up all of my photos in LR.

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mfinley
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Re: Ways to remove blue cast from hills in camera?

Monicaa wrote:

I am not much of a landscape shooter but I shot this today and was wondering if there's a good way to reduce the blue in the hills that I seem to get whenever I shoot landscapes. Naturally, non-post processing methods would be prefered but I do suffer from this issue on digital too, and I touch up all of my photos in LR.

In lightroom with the newest masks, just create a color selection mask and use the eye dropper tool on the blue then adjust the color, 10 seconds at most. Due you have the lightroom subscription?

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Monicaa
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Re: Ways to remove blue cast from hills in camera?

mfinley wrote:

Monicaa wrote:

I am not much of a landscape shooter but I shot this today and was wondering if there's a good way to reduce the blue in the hills that I seem to get whenever I shoot landscapes. Naturally, non-post processing methods would be prefered but I do suffer from this issue on digital too, and I touch up all of my photos in LR

In lightroom with the newest masks, just create a color selection mask and use the eye dropper tool on the blue then adjust the color, 10 seconds at most. Due you have the lightroom subscription?

This is a good method for sure, but it doesn't help for shooting slides. I will certainly use that method in the future, I didn't see the new masks so thanks for mentioning them. They look useful.

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John Crowe
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Re: Ways to remove blue cast from hills in camera?

Change colour temperature away ftom blue in post.

Fixing the original exposure is tough.  It does look slightly over exposed which does not help.

I am wondering if it happened in the scanning process, which means changing the settings.  I assume this is film, so did the original look like this?

You may have been better off posting in the film forum.

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Monicaa
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Re: Ways to remove blue cast from hills in camera?

John Crowe wrote:

Change colour temperature away ftom blue in post.

Fixing the original exposure is tough. It does look slightly over exposed which does not help.

I am wondering if it happened in the scanning process, which means changing the settings. I assume this is film, so did the original look like this?

You may have been better off posting in the film forum.

Changing the global temp puts the greens and clouds out of wack. It's not really overexposed, it's just a quite cloudy day with no blue sky in the frame. This is how the slide looked, I tweaked the scan to look like how the slide looks.

I'll crosspost in the film forum, thats a good idea

I tweaked the scan, it's less overexposed than it looks.

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mfinley
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Re: Ways to remove blue cast from hills in camera?

Monicaa wrote:

This is a good method for sure, but it doesn't help for shooting slides.

Try using a polarizer, helps cut through the haze.
Choose a slide stock that is better known to avoid this issue, Velvia? It was known to be the 'landscape' slide film for its warming. I haven't shot a slide film in 30 years, so out of current info, same reason I wouldn't bring a Model T to a drag race. lol

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TOTodd Regular Member • Posts: 358
Re: Ways to remove blue cast from hills in camera?

I’d leave the hills as they are, as their color is totally natural. They appear blue due to an atmospheric phenomenon called “Rayleigh scattering”, rather than a color cast.

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Jack Calypso Senior Member • Posts: 1,062
Re: Ways to remove blue cast from hills in camera?

In Photoshop, I used Select >Color Range to select the hills, and then used Curves to tone down the blues ans bump up the contrast there:

Gandolphi Senior Member • Posts: 2,730
Re: Ways to remove blue cast from hills in camera?
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with film, use a skylight or uv filter.

Monicaa wrote:

I am not much of a landscape shooter but I shot this today and was wondering if there's a good way to reduce the blue in the hills that I seem to get whenever I shoot landscapes. Naturally, non-post processing methods would be prefered but I do suffer from this issue on digital too, and I touch up all of my photos in LR.

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