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Subject: [Leica] Re: color balance poll
From: at (Douglas Sharp)
Date: Wed Feb 2 17:20:29 2005
References: <> <r01050300-0921-B2DF1B00751111D9AF00F5159A5D707A@[]> <>

I prefer the top one too.  original shot (top image)

  I hope the photographer doesn't mind me having taken the liberty of 
downloading the original, please feel free to play with any of mine , but if 
catch anyone selling them ...............
As a test of some freeware demos I downloaded a couple of weeks ago I ran 
shot through both Colorcast_FX and DCE.

I think DCE preserves a lot of the warmth of the scene but applies a, to me,
pleasant reduction at the red end of the spectrum without ruining the 
atmosphere.A romantic  "of course I love you" theme

Colorcast_FX brings out what I think may be the "true" colours, the blue of 
young mans jeans and the skin tones, however the atmosphere here goes down 
drain, making it a less romantic "but we can still be friends" shot

I think the crux of the matter is whether you want to capture a particular 
atmosphere or mood - what the colours should be is purely a personal thing, 
of the beholder" stuff.
Both were applied with the "straight out of the box" standard settings, not 
tweaked by me in any way.

Eric wrote:

> George:
>>I'd enjoy a poll: please see <> (now
>>peter's image - hope that's ok peter) and let us know which photograph
>>you find most compelling as a photograph.
> I prefer the top one, but I agree that it's still off...not quite right.
> --
> Eric
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In reply to: Message from george at (George Lottermoser) ([Leica] color balance poll)
Message from ericm at (Eric) ([Leica] Re: color balance poll)