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    White Balance at Dusk at the Beach?

    I'm having tough time with beach photos... I didn't take this photo, but it'll work for the help I need. Almost always the white balance is set at auto and I adjust it in LR. If I sample a whiter portion the color was all funky, ditto with darker. I was looking at what LR was doing when clicking through the preset settings. It seems that it was using the sand for the sample?

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    Re: White Balance at Dusk at the Beach?

    I generally set my WB dropper to the second brightest thing in the scene...I don't like using pure white and in many cases will opt for whatever looks closest to a 12% gray.

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    Re: White Balance at Dusk at the Beach?

    Normally, shots taken at dusk or sunset have this orangey tint on them so I think your shot looks just fine, Mary. Unless you really want to take out the orange tint then you can also do it inside lightroom with ease.

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    Re: White Balance at Dusk at the Beach?

    That's Lucy. So... what would you choose in that particular photo as the WB sample?

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    Re: White Balance at Dusk at the Beach?

    Quote Originally Posted by ilovelucydog View Post
    That's Lucy. So... what would you choose in that particular photo as the WB sample?
    Your smile, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniChris View Post
    Your smile, of course.
    That was very sweet, but not helpful.

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    Re: White Balance at Dusk at the Beach?

    I'm simply eyeballing the white adjustment, Mary. Try setting the Temp to -15 and the tint to +8 on the white balance manual adjustment in lightroom. You might probably want to try converting this shot to b&w. The way I see it, it looks great on that, too.

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    Re: White Balance at Dusk at the Beach?

    I think he was being serious Mary. WB on your theeth. Although I agree with Jiro that it looks fine from here.

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    Re: White Balance at Dusk at the Beach?

    Quote Originally Posted by jiro View Post
    I'm simply eyeballing the white adjustment, Mary. Try setting the Temp to -15 and the tint to +8 on the white balance manual adjustment in lightroom. You might probably want to try converting this shot to b&w. The way I see it, it looks great on that, too.
    Thank you... I will try both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    I think he was being serious Mary. WB on your theeth. Although I agree with Jiro that it looks fine from here.
    I'll play around with it.... not my teeth... they stay put.

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    White Balance at Dusk at the Beach?


    Nothing but setting the WB to her teeth...such a pretty smile shouldn't go to waste...

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    Re: White Balance at Dusk at the Beach?

    Thank you, Chris. It's crazy what WB does. Thanks a bunch, guys.

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