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Zevi Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Feb 2008Tue 07-Apr-09 05:12 PM
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"Sunset at Clearwater beach"


Ann Arbor, US
          

(Sand Key park)

Other than making the water lighter (too light, I now realize -- looks different on the iMac screen), no other PS applied -- which surprised me: the skies were not so red in reality... What made it appear so red?

Thanks!
Zevi


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MotoMannequin Moderator Awarded for his extraordinary skills in landscape and wildlife photography Nikonian since 11th Jan 2006Tue 07-Apr-09 10:45 PM
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Livermore, CA, US
          

Hi Zevi,

That's a very nice photo, but I agree the water is too bright. Why is the sky so orange? Probably due to in-camera white balance or image optimization settings. If you could share more information (camera used, image & exposure settings, etc.) then we could be of further help.

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Zevi Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Feb 2008Wed 08-Apr-09 12:52 AM
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Ann Arbor, US
          

Hi Larry,

Ouch... of course, silly me! In the excitement of posting I forgot the info (handheld, shooting NEF+Fine JPG):

D80,
1/800 at f5.6
Lens 70-300 f4.5-5.6 VR, set at 300mm
Exposure bias -2/3
ISO 200
Metering: Center-Weighted average

Attached is a direct export from the raw image at Lightroom 2.0.




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MotoMannequin Moderator Awarded for his extraordinary skills in landscape and wildlife photography Nikonian since 11th Jan 2006Wed 08-Apr-09 04:32 PM
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Livermore, CA, US
          

Hi Zevi,

The colors look more natural in the 2nd one. There are a few possible sources for the change in color: white balance setting, image optimization settings, and color mode.

Your Lightroom export likely used the white balance as set in camera, but ignored image optimization and color mode settings, substituting its own defaults. These would have been applied in-camera to the jpeg. Most likely: you've got color mode set to IIIa, which gives very punchy, saturated colors. Try Mode I. Or, your image optimization is set to over saturate, which is why you got the strange sky in your first post.

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