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    The backward bench

    I have no idea why the bench is installed that way, may be for private conversations?

    My second attempt at landscape PP; comments are appreciated:

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    Re: The backward bench

    Hi Ali,

    Are you using a gray card for white balancing?

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    Re: The backward bench

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Hi Ali,

    Are you using a gray card for white balancing?
    No. Should I? I thought for landscape it doesn't matter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alis View Post
    No. Should I? I thought for landscape it doesn't matter!
    You tell me ...

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    Re: The backward bench

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    You tell me ...
    Well, your version looks nice but what was wrong with my version that told you this is not the right WB? I mean you were not at the crime scene!

    Also, who do you change WB of Jpeg in PS?

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    Re: The backward bench

    Very colourful; I do not understand what is wrong with the bench? The photo is great as it is but white balance is important in every case; I don't think it is an issue here and it looks fine to me.

    Maybe if you chose a different white balance it would look less purple, but I thought that was intentional.

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    Re: The backward bench

    Quote Originally Posted by arith View Post
    Very colourful; I do not understand what is wrong with the bench? The photo is great as it is but white balance is important in every case; I don't think it is an issue here and it looks fine to me.

    Maybe if you chose a different white balance it would look less purple, but I thought that was intentional.
    Now I see it, Arith. No it was not intentional. But now I see the tree barks and almost everything else has that dark red/purple tint. May be that tipped Colin off?

    By the way, the bench is away from the path and toward the bush, actually too close to the bush. May be there was not that much bush when it was installed but then they invaded forward...It was just a joke to distract you from the off balance WB but obviously it did not work!

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    Re: The backward bench

    Quote Originally Posted by Alis View Post
    Well, your version looks nice but what was wrong with my version that told you this is not the right WB?
    Hi Ali,

    I can see a strong magenta cast running right through it (eg in the tree trunks). It's something that takes while to learn how to spot.

    Also, who do you change WB of Jpeg in PS?
    Do you mean HOW? If so - two ways I use. In ACR just use the WB controls as per normal - in PS "proper" the way I prefer is to use LAB mode and change the starting points on the A and B axis in a curve layer.

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    Re: The backward bench

    Auto WB works fine most of the time but it can 'throw a wobbly' when the colours are a bit unusual. In this case it possibly mistook pale yellow for white.

    Could the bench be facing that way because there is an interesting view in that direction when the leaves have fallen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff F View Post
    Auto WB works fine most of the time but it can 'throw a wobbly' when the colours are a bit unusual. In this case it possibly mistook pale yellow for white.
    I agree. Nothing beats a "definitive reference" though

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