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Winter Morning by the Gulf of Finland 1

Winter Morning by the Gulf of Finland 1
Copyright ©2009, Pekka Nihtinen
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Early January morning on an island near Helsinki on the Gulf of Finland.

Photographer: Pekka Nihtinen
Folder: Common area
Uploaded: 07-Feb-2009 12:33 CET
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Camera: Olympus E3
Exposure time: 1/400
Aperture: 5.0
Focal length: 26mm
Lens: Zuiko ED 7-14
Focusing method: iESP
ISO: 100
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: RAW
Processing applied: Everything in Lightroom 2.3. + only resizing and framing in PS Elements 6
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Image resized to: 628x800

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Very nice as well.....
WB is a little off I think .....due to less light I assume..
Snow shot be white and now there is a blue overcast ..
Easily to adjust in post processing ...
Greetings.....Fons

Fonzy - at 11:03 CET on 11-Feb-2009 [Reply]

On WB

You may be partially right about white balance. I use a calibrated monitor and still had to try various settings before finding the WB that I was most satisfied and which was also the most true to that given moment when the photo was shot.
You are right that snow is supposed to be pure white in "ideal" conditions, but it has also an ability to reflect the surrounding colours especially that of sky. Sometimes it is grey, quite often in various shades of blue and sometimes pinkish or orange. The question is whether to look (in postprocessing) the colour (which is generally considered as natural) or the one which photographer actually saw when taking that photo. In this case I tried to repeat the moment when photo was taken because white snow (I actually tried that in Lightroom) didnīt look right because snow did not look white then:)
Parhain terveisin, Pekka.

PS. Frank Zappa has wrote a song called "Donīt yet the yellow snow" but he did not have WB on his mind I guess;)



Fons v S wrote:
> Very nice as well.....
> WB is a little off I think .....due to less light I assume..
> Snow shot be white and now there is a blue overcast ..
> Easily to adjust in post processing ...
> Greetings.....Fons
>

Pekka Nihtinen at 13:46 CET on 11-Feb-2009 [Reply]