View Full Version : WB, you be the judge...

11-05-2013, 10:26 PM
Thanks for the comments on the first Kauai night photo.
Roger Clark likes sunny WB vs. Fluorescent.
Here is the same night photo with the exact same PP using Fluorescent and Daylight WB.

iso3200, f4, 16mm, 25 sec.

The Fluorescent first.

DSC_9132ps.jpg (http://www.birdphotographers.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=134376&stc=1&d=1383708370)

11-05-2013, 10:28 PM
Daylight WB

DSC_9132ps2.jpg (http://www.birdphotographers.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=134377&stc=1&d=1383708470)

Roger Clark
11-06-2013, 01:08 AM
Hi Dan,
The first image shows very blue stars, bluer than exists in reality. I suggest making a third image. The image suffers from some light pollution. I suggest taking the second image and using levels, move the left slider of each color to reduce the light pollution. This subtracts light from the image.


Roger Clark
11-06-2013, 01:16 AM
Here is an example, I used level to reduce red a little, the curves to reduce the low end of green and red. There is also a gradient with more red on the right side. I did not try and remove the gradient. This should give you an idea. ISO 1600 would have maintained more star colors.

11-06-2013, 01:21 AM
Thanks a bunch, Roger and I like what you have done.
I actually did like the daylight WB better as it make the palms stand out more but I agree on the haze.
I will try your fix on some other images.
I appreciate it.

Lyle Gruby
11-06-2013, 01:44 PM
I like the comp., Roger definitely made some improvements in the colors. I'd love to see more.

Andrew McLachlan
11-09-2013, 02:21 PM
Hi Dan, I like your daylight wb and Roger's repost best. Nice to see these palms stayed relatively still for 25 seconds. Looking forward to more of your night images.

Jerry van Dijk
11-09-2013, 04:04 PM
Great fix by Roger, but I think the palm trees in that version are too yellow. I'd like to see them more as in the OP. You could try a local color adjustment.

Sandy Witvoet
11-09-2013, 04:10 PM
Amazing image... Roger's RP works well.... but agree with Jerry on the "yellow-ness" of the palms.

Diane Miller
11-09-2013, 05:31 PM
Great exercise, and I love the composition and idea. Wonder if Hue-Sat or Selective Color would allow work on the orange tones without messing up the sky?