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White Balance for Sunsets/Dusk Photos

JosephK

Seattle, WA, US
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"RE: White Balance for Sunsets/Dusk Photos"

JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006
Tue 25-Jun-13 07:14 AM

>Usually I use the "sunny" or "cloudy"
>setting when taking photos of sunsets/dusk to capture the
>orange glow which prevails at this time. I had a number of
>shots ruined when the "auto"white balance was used.
>
>Looking through the landscape galleries, a number of photos
>with the orange shade prevailing but the shot was taken using
>an "auto" white balance setting. How was this
>achieved? Was a filter used?
>
>Any insights/advice would be appreciated.


Clint is probably right that the original capture being in NEF format which allows for the white balance to be easily changed.

If you are shooting JPG, manually picking sunny will preserve the yellow that your eyes see.

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Joseph K
Seattle, WA, USA

D700, D200, D70S, 24-70mm f/2.8, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II,
50mm f/1.4 D, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX

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