Day 4 of the Missing Pages at photo.net challenge was all about white balance. They did suggest doing a sunrise and sunset shoot, But after a misspent youth 🙂 I prefer the comforts of a bed or my favourite bar enjoying all the varieties of rum they have.
So I adapted slightly by using some plastic containers against a white background. The day is very overcast with heavy rain clouds – the UK April Showers living up to their name! They were shot at f3.5 with a shutter speed of 1/12 to 1/80
AWB – Auto White Balance:
This has done a reasonable job given the conditions.It does need some work in Lightroom 5 but a good effort.
Day Light White Balance :
I think this is very dull. I tried it later in the garden and it did a much better job. So I will give it some more practice when I am out and about.
Cloudy White Balance :
I can see where the algorythms have tried to warm the picture but it still looks “muddy” to me
Tungsten White Balance :
The famous “blue reef” effect as I shot in daylight 🙂
Fluorescent White Balance :
Here I can clearly see the green tinge around the rims.
Fluorescent H White Balance :
I cannot see the difference with the above 😦
Flash White Balance :
A definite warming effect taking place here. I can guess that this is to counter the bleaching effect of flash.
Underwater White Balance :
A reddish tinge has appeared which I guess is to counteract the blue waves from the sea?
So what have I learned today? Shoot RAW so I can adjust the white balance as I see fit! And leave the white balance for the jpg previews to AWB.