A very white Christmas 2003

by Gordley James

a very white christmas seeking critique gordley james

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Category: Landscape

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Published: Wednesday 13th of April 2005 02:16:16 PM


Nick Karagiaouroglou
Very nice! James, I make similar fotos by underexposing things that stand in not very dark shadow. This works especially in winter when the captured schene contains much gray or even white. You may want to take a look at http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=4183763 or http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=4158946 . I didn't use an artificial light source there but that blueish hue came very intensively. Your image goes more violett - is that because of the used light source? Anyway, very impressive and... very cold! An extraordinary representation of the winter time. COngrats and keep up the good work!

James Gordley
Natural Light Nick, It was about mid-day, cloudy and it was snowing. While inside I set the white balance on my camera using a white card exposed to tungstun light. I then steped outside framed up and shot. I did not use any ligting or a flash. I took a look at the photos you pointed me to in your portfolio, underexposing gave you a similar color cast. Give it a try using a tungstun setting for your white balance, and no compensation in your exposure time. See if it brings out some of the violet that you mentioned.

Nick Karagiaouroglou
James... thank you very much for the explanations and excuse me for the long delay of this answer. I did't figure out how to track follow-ups automatically until now. I'll try your interesting method - wonder what happens when intentionally adjusting on other colors than white. Thanks again, and best wishes.

James Gordley
Using white balance to cool an image I set a custom white balance using a white index card while under tungsten lights. Then captured this image (quickly because it was cold out there) The "incorrect" white balance setting gave the image a cool blue cast...the effect I was looking for, let me know what you guys and gals think. Keep in mind the camera used for this capture is a point and shoot (Argus 3810). I appreciate your comments and suggestions.

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