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Once again no screener comments. Is it to yellowish?

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That's usually what I correct. I did colorcast and clicked on an area that should be white. Input from another pair of eyes is requested.
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Look how yellow the sky is. Looks like you're wearing ski goggles.

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Once again no screener comments. Is it to yellowish?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...45&key=1642024

That's usually what I correct. I did colorcast and clicked on an area that should be white. Input from another pair of eyes is requested.
Yes, too yellow IMO.
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Yes, too yellow IMO.
Thanks guys for the confirmation. I applied a cooling filter and that was the trick

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Why would you need to apply a cooling filter to a basic snowy scene shot? Does your Pentax struggle with scenes like this? I've never applied any filter to any of my winter shots.
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Why would you need to apply a cooling filter to a basic snowy scene shot? Does your Pentax struggle with scenes like this? I've never applied any filter to any of my winter shots.
Me thinks me had the WB set incorrectly. What K-temp do you use when shooting snow?
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If you're shooting in RAW or in the camera itself, set the WB to 5250 - 5500K for future references.
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It is my sense that when one is shooting RAW, setting the WB affects only the appearance of the shot on the LCD and in whatever software one uses to view shots before processing them (such as the Canon Zoombrowser I use). Whatever the onboad WB setting, the processing software will give you the option to set temperature.

So I use AWB (auto white balance?) all the time and make things the way I want them in post. Is my approach wrong?
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Hi J,

No, your approach is not wrong. Lots of people, including myself, shoot Auto WB and then correct in post. Setting correct color temperature in the camera is most important to folks who are shooting JPEGs. These folks have fewer options in post. I know you shoot raw, but folks who prefer JPEG should also shoot raw.....because SOME DAY, they will not regret doing that. I have some not-so-perfectly exposed JPEGs from my early days that are pretty useless now. Would give my eye teeth for raw versions.

Here's the problem..... It has been my experience that Adobe Products want to make cloudy/snowy scenes too warm. Take the color picker and click on some snow, and you'll get over 6000K, which is generally too warm. As John Crisanti just stated, something in the 5200-5500K range is probably a lot more appropriate. Carl's shot was just a little too warm for the screener.

When using the color picker, I generally shoot for a neutral gray patch (if I can find one), rather than attempt to key off something that is either black or white.
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So I use AWB (auto white balance?) all the time and make things the way I want them in post. Is my approach wrong?
Same with me, J. My cameras are always on the AWB setting.
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No, your approach is not wrong. Lots of people, including myself, shoot Auto WB and then correct in post. Setting correct color temperature in the camera is most important to folks who are shooting JPEGs. These folks have fewer options in post. I know you shoot raw, but folks who prefer JPEG should also shoot raw.....because SOME DAY, they will not regret doing that.
But...but...the files are too large and they can't afford $100 for a 1 gazillion terabyte hard drive!

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Here's the problem..... It has been my experience that Adobe Products want to make cloudy/snowy scenes too warm. Take the color picker and click on some snow, and you'll get over 6000K, which is generally too warm. As John Crisanti just stated, something in the 5200-5500K range is probably a lot more appropriate.

When using the color picker, I generally shoot for a neutral gray patch (if I can find one), rather than attempt to key off something that is either black or white.
I have no idea what any of this means.
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I also agree that PS and Elements will auto select a slightly warmer look for snow. I prefer a warmer look, and it prints great too.

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