Squirrel and A Word about White Balance (Four Photographs)
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Squirrels, especially the grays, make for great subjects in the fall when they are out looking for food. The darker of these four photographs are essentially out of camera (cropping, noise reduction, sharpening); the lighter set of photographs have a slight white balance adjustment of +17 applied to everything but the squirrel itself (radial dial in Lightroom). That change in the temperature of the light, to a warmer light, brought the fall colors back to the photograph. I shoot in the neutral or flat color setting which Nikon says is ideal for those processing their photographs, but it does often require work on contrast and color. Slight adjustments to white balance can have enormous impacts on a photograph.