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WB • a Rule or a Choice?


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I rigorously control the WB at shooting time though the camera is 
set on Auto WB. It is necessary when light temperature changes
almost by the minute — early or late in the day.
 

The first picture shows the Auto WB and the measured value as the
second reveals a different reference — one that does not consider
relative WB but the subject's true colours eve under the warm setting
sunlight.

Which one do you prefer?

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My choise is the first one. 



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The first one but the last one has more impact.



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My choise is the first one. 

 

The first one but the last one has more impact.

 

 

Thanks for the comments, guys!

The sky, in the first (untouched version), was partially covered 

with nice white clouds that were hit by the sunset colours and
reflected by the water.

The second is representing the bird with the warmer tones but the
colour of the water is like it would be if no "orange" clouds were
reflected, just the plain blue sky… what is be absolutely normal
and natural.

In the third, the WB was tweaked so to reproduce the "real" 
colours of the bird… but something ain't right: the low light has
to have a warmer colour but not everyone will notice.

It is all a matter of taste if strict documentation is not the aim!



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Interesting post NS.  I prefer picture one as for me it appears the most natural. Would auto not best record the image as seen in the mind when you see the image in the prevailing light, after all its the light that falls on the subject that promotes the thought of "that's a nice lighting on a subject" and encourages the taking of the shot. The other images to me feel to cold. Just my thoughts. :)    



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Interesting post NS.  I prefer picture one as for me it appears the most natural. Would auto not best record the image as seen in the mind when you see the image in the prevailing light, after all its the light that falls on the subject that promotes the thought of "that's a nice lighting on a subject" and encourages the taking of the shot. The other images to me feel to cold. Just my thoughts. :)    

 

Thanks Charles. :P

There is "what is" and "what could be". Sometimes a shot is

crippled by another presence or light condition(s) but it is still 
the take you saw knowing the presence could be healed out

and the light quality(ies) tweaked to "what could have been" in
other "normal and natural" conditions.