First up I must apologies for being such a slack bugger over the last few months. Work and other pressures have given me little time to play with my new 7D and I've found the 7D to be such a step up in performance and complexity compared to the 500D I'm having a lot of trouble getting a feel for it, all of which has dampened my enthusiasm. Time will tell.
Anyway, to my questions........
In the couple of years I had the 500D I learnt to trust the camera's WB settings and so would generally leave ACR set to "as shot". Not so the 7D!
The picture below was taken yesterday morning around 8 AM under a clear blue sky but also under a lot of trees.
7D, Canon 50m f1.4 @ f2.5, ISO 400, 1/200, AWB had selected Shade. ACR set to "as shot". No other adjustments made.
Below is the same image but with ACR set to auto.
To my eye the second image is true in terms of colour. One thing I have done is set the 7D's picture style to Faithful where as the 500D was always on Standard.
Ideas, comments, advice please...