Thursday, February 5, 2015

Should work its effortless gadgetry of love

Lots of snow, night, artificial light... The color balance is almost impossible to get right. And what is right? That can be debated endlessly. So, I'm not fighting what happens in the camera, I'm going with the flow, enjoying the colors.

I commuted by bicycle today. So far this week I have got four hours of exercise.

(Posting title is from the poem Machines by Michael Donaghy.)


Francesco said...

I wonder if you do some white balance settings, because I like the colours in the photos: they seem quite natural.

Juha Haataja said...

Francesco, I'm using AWB on the LX100, and usually I'm not tweaking the white balance in camera. Sometimes I have selected the setting for cloudy conditions.

These photographs are more or less as the came from the camera, except that I allow the jpegs to be a little "soft" on the LX100, and then I add a little bit of clarity and contrast in Aperture when I import the photographs, using a pre-defined setting in Effects.

However, with the first photograph here I tweaked the white balance in Aperture, because the snowy bush in front was all green. I guess the AWB got confused by the Moon shining in the background.