"odd looking whites" Mon 28-Sep-09 11:21 PM by meganparkerphoto
I am only have one issue with my new d700. I keep getting really weird looking whites. I'm wondering if the day I got my camera and played around with some of the settings if I've messed something up? This is a shot straight out of camera I took to show what I'm talking about....
I have my camera set on RAW as well.
I was just taking test shots and kept lowering my exposure in order to save the whites and no matter how low I took the exposure the whites continued to almost GLOW.
#1. "RE: odd looking whites" In response to Reply # 0 Mon 28-Sep-09 09:29 PM by bweber
Maple Valley, US
I'm a little bit confused. Where your arrow is pointing is a part of the gray shirt the boy is wearing and is not supposed to be white. I think the main problem is that the image is overexposed. Looking at the histogram shows the highlights are blown out. I did a quick edit in Lightroom and attached the image below. It may be darker than some people may like, but I don't think the white balance is off. IMHO.
#2. "RE: odd looking whites" In response to Reply # 1 Mon 28-Sep-09 09:35 PM by meganparkerphoto
Your right I must have moved the arrow by mistake. The lower sleeve is WHITE. In the RAW it looks very blue/blown and almost like I slid the recovery slider over which I didn't. I don't think the image as a whole is over exposed at all. In your edit the bottom half (white) part of the sleeve is now very gray which it should be white. This only happens to white. They look blown NO MATTER WHAT and very blue?I don't think the white balance looked very off either...maybe a TAD cool.
#3. "RE: odd looking whites" In response to Reply # 2 Fri 02-Oct-09 04:07 AM by KnightPhoto
Since white is not appearing white, then that is primarily a white balance issue isn't it? In Capture NX terminology: - WB should be set to Shade on both your examples and then adjust exposure up or down from there. - Or place the white control point on the white area of the image. - protect highlights slider can be increased anywhere from zero to 100 as necessary.
Yes you might have some blown highlights, but working with Raw you can probably recover them, to a reasonable extent.
Partially mangled attempts are below:
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