... where it's not about the camera.
As always, a great shot, Rick. Did you use the incandescent white balance setting for this like you did on the birds on a wire shot below? Is it better to change the setting on the camera or can you achieve the same effect in Photoshop?
I set the color balance on "Auto" because that lamp is a mercury-vapor which is very green. I could have experimented with the 3 fluorescent settings on the camera but I was in a hurry because I was in the passenger seat of the car and we were just about to drive away. Even with that setting, which did away with most of the excess green, I still had to do some correction is Photoshop. Is it better to do this in-camera? Well... my little camera doesn't save raw files, so I think it's better to do the correction in the camera, before the jpg is saved. With my big camera, I could shoot a raw file and just worry about the color later, because processing a raw file on the computer is just same as doing the correction in the camera. When the camera does its work and then saves an 8-bit jpg, it's throwing away a LOT of data in the process. If you save the raw file, all of that data is preserved to play with at your leisure. Does that make sense?
Off topic, here, but did you see that yours is the Find Of The Day today, Rick? Great find!
Hey Rick, cool shot. I hope you have a Merry Christmas.
Wow, thanks K... I never would have noticed. They've been saving that FOUND item for a whole year just waiting for Christmas. You can view it here.
BTW... I posted this here last year.
Thanks for the tip, Rick. Makes perfect sense. I'll have to make sure I have the best picture possible in my little camera before tweaking it with my software - a lesson you've taught before.In re: Find of the Day, good for you! I remember that post and it's well worth sharing.
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