Raccoon (and some Comments on White Balance)
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A cute creature high up a tree noticed us but decided it had better things to do than run away. This was shot with a 300mm lens and then cropped significantly. I shot with spot metering; so much of what was cropped out was over exposed, and was suffering from significant fringing. Moreover, the tree was a mess of branches, and the out of focus leaves were distracting, so cropping was a must. Once cropped I could see the white balance was off, the greys were not grey enough and the reds were faded. I tried using the white balance picker in Lightroom but that did not help, so I manually adjusted the balance and took some of the green out with the luminance slider. White balance can sometimes be tricky, if it’s off it’s very noticeable. Auto-white balance works over 90% of the time but when it fails you have to work to get it right.