View Full Version : Was it because of WB?
06-14-2003, 11:30 PM
I took this sunset & it was actually the violet color but it came out reds & I'm wondering why? I thought WB but some of the images corrected with auto levels & some stayed the same. I believe I had it set at 100 ISO & Sun WB because it was really bright & I was shooting right into it. I don't remember the other settings!:(
Same image as above before auto levels!
Minolta Dimage 7i
06-14-2003, 11:39 PM
What's WB mean?
06-15-2003, 01:00 AM
WB is white balance photoxels.com had a great explanation:
When a digital pictured is captured, it can be manipulated, either using a image editing software (such as Photoshop) on your computer, or right at the time of taking the picture in the digital camera. White balance refers to the ability to adjust colors based on white as a reference color to give as true a white as possible; in the process, all the other colors are also corrected. Some preset white balance settings are daylight, cloudy, tungsten, or fluorescent. Using white balance properly is essential in digital photography.
06-15-2003, 08:09 AM
Whatever it is! It is beautiful! Purple sunset and sun. WOW!
06-15-2003, 09:17 AM
Sunny I believe white balance principal is based upon the temperature of the light. Sunlight, being normal daylight is probably the white your wb is set for, sunset being an altogether different temperature. Same goes for flash, cloudy settings, etc.
I personally haven't found a use for autolevels yet, always seems to distort my images greatly (color wise).
Paint Shop Pro has a really neat utility;
Effects;Enhance Photo;Automatic Color Balance in which you can adjust the slider according to the temperature it should be.
Photoshop probably has something similar, I'm just not that familiar with it yet.
Love the shot. Glad to learn more about white balance. I need more balance in my life. :D
06-15-2003, 10:58 AM
Sunny...it probably *was* the WB. I took some morning shots similar to this last year. The sky was an AMAZING red-purple but the shots came out red. There was nothing I could do about changing the WB on that particular Sony. The Nikon CP4500 *does* have a sunrise/sunset WB that does a beautiful job of preserving the "subtle" nuances of light for those times of day.
You did the right thing with your manipulation of the shots.
VERY NICE...Gorgeous SKY!!!
:) :clap: :)
06-15-2003, 12:43 PM
Ozzie-I understand WB-I was in a hurry to get the shots and forgot to change it from full sun to sunset. I was just wondering why some of the images like the one above corrected with auto levels in PS7 but some didn't! I Did try a few different settings on the manual mode. For this one I chose WB (daylight), F-8 @ 1/250sec. with ISO 100. I love both versions so I'm okay with it just curious I guess(a happy accident)!!
Julie-YES you got it!!!!!:D
Terri-Nice definition-thanks! I should have explained.
06-15-2003, 09:37 PM
I never used to use the auto levels / auto colors bits in PS, either, but then Dave taught me that you can do auto color and then immediately after, you can choose 'fade auto color' from the Edit menu, and tone down the effect. I find it works really well - usually auto color makes my photos look ghastly, but then if I click fade auto color and take it down below 50% (depends on the photo but usually I use it between 10% and 50%) I like the results. Try it sometime! :)
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