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03-23-2014, 03:18 AM   #1741
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QuoteOriginally posted by Klickster Quote
Taken with kit lenses, either DAL 55-300 or DAL 18-55

First one was still taken in automatic mode, hence the colors...
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How does Auto mode affect the colours?

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Colors in auto/scn mode

In auto and in most of the scn modes colors are preset to "bright" which leads to candy colors. Meanwhile I mostly shoot in user mode. I set the colors to "natural" in both user modes.

Heres two more examples, both taken in scn mode "sports" (I guess its called "sports" since my camera settings are in German). Both taken in Boston last summer Arizona at Red Sox in Fenway. I was not too familiar with the camera back then so I chose that mode. Way too much red imo, no pp editing...
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Thanks! Andromeda is huge, the size of 5 full moon lengthwise so a 200 mm lens captures it well. I took the 5 shots and stacked them with deep sky stacker and then removed the little sky gradient the resulting image had with iris software. Finished pp with pse11 and topaz adjust and denoise.
Excellent job! Thank you for sharing. Did you take these from Montreal?
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Excellent job! Thank you for sharing. Did you take these from Montreal?
Thanks! No I was about 100 km north of Montreal so the southern part of the sky showed definite signs of light pollution.
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WR was used




a bit funny stylized version


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Still Waiting for Spring

I got tired of waiting for Spring to actually get here (-5C yesterday) so I went to the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse (Niagara Parks | Floral Showhouse: Falls Greenhouse, Gardens, and Shows). It was nice to feel some warm temperatures and to see flowers in bloom especially after this winter which doesn't seem to want to let go.

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How does Auto mode affect the colours?
When you press the shutter release your camera reads the values of every pixel on its sensor (all digital cameras do this). Your camera then stores those values in one or both of two ways-
RAW - this file format retains the values as seen by the sensor at its designated ISO.
JPEG - in this file format, the computer takes the sensor values and adjusts them according to the current camera settings, and then stores those revised values using a file format that compresses the data.

In short, your camera is a pretty sophisticated computer doing some automated image editing with minimal user input. And when you use AUTO (the green mode on the selection dial), you are telling the camera to use even less user input. You are pretty much limited to a few pre-built editing programs as setup by Pentax engineers.

For general photography, these pre-built programs are actually fairly decent. But move into an image that falls outside what the camera is programmed to handle, image quality can get blah pretty fast. From my perspective there is nothing wrong with using AUTO so long as you recognize and understand where the limitations lie. And the artists participating in this Forum will frequently tell you that most extraordinary images fall outside AUTO's limitations.

For everyone who complains in this Forum that their older point & shot camera took pictures just as good as their expensive dSLR, they are probably correct. And the reason they are correct is in the preceding paragraph.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bluenose Quote
I got tired of waiting for Spring to actually get here (-5C yesterday) so I went to the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse (Niagara Parks | Floral Showhouse: Falls Greenhouse, Gardens, and Shows). It was nice to feel some warm temperatures and to see flowers in bloom especially after this winter which doesn't seem to want to let go.

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It's gonna be +5 tomorrow! Snow has almost all gone

The greenhouses are a good place to photograph in the winter.

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Outstanding capture! Love the shadows on the building
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Very nice shot, Nick ... still too easy for me ... BHV Rivoli ... Bazar de l'Htel de Ville - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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