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  • #15294
    Profile photo of KEN LAST
    KEN LAST
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    Our debate in Monthly Theme became protracted , so  taking on from there—my point is on digital cameras there is a Kelvin Degree adjuster. I believe under used. Probably a tendency to use post processing. The advantage of in camera use is the scene adjusted can be seen in the viewfinder as adjusting the degrees Kelvin. Please do not tell Ralph where I live–have nicked a bit of his glorious pic showing how increasing the degree Kelvin removes the blue considerably and more natural. 

    #15295
    Profile photo of Ian McNab
    Ian McNab
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    Mmm… But does it still feel like the alpine sky above is clear, bright and intensely blue, and that the sun is shining outside the frame to the left?

     

    #15303
    Profile photo of John Royle
    ajroyle
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    You have lost the strength of the diagonal and colour echo of the blue-clad climbers and the blue sky.

    There is a danger in viewing on anything other than a colour corrected monitor AND a colour aware application. On my desktop , on which I do all my serious work, I am constantly reminded of the fact that colours can change greatly depending on what I am viewing with. I only trust Lr, PS and Bridge plus Irfanview to give me a true rendition. Browsers are at best too blue and Windows Viewer is quite unreliable, changing markedly when you switch to full screen viewing, for example.

    As Ian has said somewhere, ice is blue under some circumstances and all the time I have been viewing Ralph’s image I have not thought it “incorrect”.

    These threads on colour will have been very interesting, I just hope they are being read!

    #15639
    Profile photo of KEN LAST
    KEN LAST
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    Well now on my monitor it would appear the current version on the home page has had the blue hue reduced. My sample above has had too much blue removed. The present new version is spot on. Perhaps my advice was taken. 

    #15641
    Profile photo of John Royle
    ajroyle
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    It is exactly the same picture – as originally entered.

    Even if your monitor is calibrated it will not display true colours unless the software used to interpret the colours is fully “colour aware”. Browsers are not reliable in this regard. You would need to copy the image and view it in Lr or some other properly colour aware software.

    #15642
    Profile photo of KEN LAST
    KEN LAST
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    Been looking at colour photos far to long  to be confused and  if as so often stated –get it right in camera and go from there. Yes it is the same photo–and a superb photo without doubt. But the current version has had the colour re adjusted to reduce the strength of blue -as I advised and is now perfect. Ian”s  previous comments re blue intensity could not be said about the current version. My colour balances on my monitor and my eyes are as near perfect that matters. Never ever had a comment that any images sent to club-  for Cheshire East –Flicker etc has there ever been a comment they are over or under saturated. That is because they are ok–as I have so often had to explain, its my knees that have gone not my eyes or brain–I have no doubt it will happen , but still I can determine colour correction without the need for PS  or LR. 

    Ian McNab

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    Mmm… But does it still feel like the alpine sky above is clear, bright and intensely blue, and that the sun is shining outside the frame to the left?

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