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Driving home from Peterborough
Lens: DA*60-250 Camera: K-1 Photo Location: Hey 26 and Hwy 127 ISO: 100 Aperture: F9 
Posted By: normhead, 10-14-2016, 07:45 AM

It was busy day, but you have to stop for a few pics on the way home.

Young's Point locks.








Hwy 28 rest stop.





Small lake at the start of old Hwy 127 and Hwy 127, 8 km from Whitney.


For some reason, the colours look seriously washed out compared to what they look like on my screen at home. My apologies, I'm not sure how to deal with this issue.
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For some reason, the colours look seriously washed out
You'll need to top the ink in your internet router.

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You'll need to top the ink in your internet router.

I knew I could count on the forum to provide useful insight.

I can't find where to install the ink cartridge on my router. I wonder if there's an online manual.
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I knew I could count on the forum to provide useful insight.
You realise that probably rules me out for anything that I might say...

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You realise that probably rules me out for anything that I might say...
One can always hope.
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I'm not a born optimist and are well aware of my shortcomings.
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For some reason, the colours look seriously washed out compared to what they look like on my screen at home. My apologies, I'm not sure how to deal with this issue.
Did you put your pictures in the wash before posting them here? Hand wash only and make sure you rinse all the soap off, otherwise your pictures will never look like new again.

In all seriousness, are you looking at your posted pictures on a different monitor than when working in Aperture? Put two monitors side by side, even the same brand and model with the same settings, and more often than not they will look slightly different. The colours in the first five do seem to be off, however, not so much washed out, but too much blue and red in the water and rocks (making it look like dark purple). The other thing is that there are lots of fine details in the "washed out" pictures and depending on much processing gets applied, instead of fine contrast between light and dark, you end up with the entire leaf in a single shade of grey. The other, other thing is that some programs do a better job of resizing images and converting from lossless formats to JPEG than other programs. The other, other, other thing is that the border around your pictures tends to bring out the same colour in the pictures. Not a problem most of the time, but when you have lots of grey in the images, a grey border makes it more noticeable.
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The colours in the 5th shot of the leaves look to be fine. Washing Instructions and Router Ink aside it makes me wonder if the camera was able to get the optimal white balance setting for the background because of the extremes in bright sunlight lighting up the background, strong intermittent shadows from the clouds and sunlight reflecting off the water. I've had the same problem when I tried to use the Auto White Balance setting rather than use the Cloudy or Daylight setting.


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It's something in the way Aperture saves jpegs. I checked the reduced size files on my computer and they look just as bad as the posted ones.
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I think I have it figured out, reducing the size as much as you do with a K-1, any sharpening or definition will lead to sharpening artifacts muting the colour....

Taken today, no sharpening or definition added in post...


I'm going to have to redo my fall presets for the K-1.
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Taken today, no sharpening or definition added in post...
Well, that definitely turned out better. Great range of colour and light and I imagine it looks even more impressive at a higher resolution. This is probably a matter of taste or preference, but to my eyes the blue seems to be cranked up to the point that shadows have a bit of bluish cast and the moving water in the foreground looks unnatural. Unless someone has been dumping cobalt into the lake, of course.
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I'm not sure what kind of water you are usually staring at, but around here, the water is the same colour as the sky, and you can drink it right out of the lake if you choose.
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