A few references and a few things I have learned along the way!
First Hal thank you for moderating this forum.
1) A great book co-authored by the Adobe Master Bruce Fraser. I have it in my collection. In reference to the sRGB/AdobeRGB discussion. http://www.amazon.com/Real-World-Color-Management-2nd/dp/0321267222/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1343794941&sr=1-1&keywords=real+world+color+management
2) I can't seem to find which thread Hal put his WB shots in again or I would link to it here. Ok found it. Memory issues. https://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=423&topic_id=346&mesg_id=346&page=
3) Instead of uploading 5 images This link is on my FB page. Erik A Study in WB. You can scroll through the photos and it tells what the WB adjustment is for each. Notice the color shift in the red jacket. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150407411024965.364164.75044229964&type=3
4) I have read in here about monitor calibration and the importance for viewing WB. Yes important. But for viewing the subtle differences, a high contrast (calibrated) monitor IMHO is the best. Mine is an older Samsung with an 8000:1 dynamic contrast. I can see all of the differences in Hal's thread. Mine is not calibrated per say. It is adjusted based on the print output of my Epson 4880 using the Moab Lasal Luster paper and ICC profile. So what I see is what I get.
Last of all but not least IMHO the proper WB is the most important aspect in achieving the most accurate color in a photograph.
I know there is more, I just can't think of it at the moment.
Have a great evening.
Michael P. Meyers
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#1. "RE: A few references and a few things I have learned along the way!" | In response to Reply # 0HBB Charter MemberThu 02-Aug-12 03:25 PM
Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate them.
Welcome to the wonderful world of white balance and the pursuit of the "Most Accurate" color rendition possible. I don't use the term "Perfect Color", as there are simply too many variables in the work flow from pre-camera visualization, to finished print hanging on a wall. That, and the eye/brain system and its efforts to show us what it thinks we want to see, instead of what we are actually seeing. The quest continues ...
Thanks again for joining the discussion.
HBB in Phoenix, Arizona
Nikonian Team Member
Photography is a journey with no conceivable destination.