Bright Colors for Winter Cheer (Three Photographs) and note on color

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In photographs like these of tulips, it is often the case that the color or intensity of the colors is not quite what one either expected or remembered. Some of this can be due to the camera’s rendition of color, to color profiling set in the camera, or to the color calibration of the screen the photo is worked on, but it can also be due to exposure, a high ISO that saturates colors. To remedy this I have looked at some tools in various software, but my preference is Photoshop,where I can turn the photos black and white, bring back the color with a blend mode of luminosity, and then use the black and white adjustments on that layer to tweak the colors. This is a much more subtle approach than vibrancy or saturation even with masking. That said there are many tools one can use in other software packages that will also help with color and may be more intuitive. Working with color, a part of the photographic learning curve, can help recreate the scene and mood even if the rendition out of camera was not perfect.

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14 responses

  1. Lovely photos and great tips!

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    January 28, 2017 at 4:42 am

  2. Wonderful colors! Thank you for sharing.

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    January 28, 2017 at 7:57 am

  3. Nice collection, Victor. (P.S. the Canadian spelling is “colour” 🙂

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    January 28, 2017 at 9:25 am

  4. Interesting re colours and lovely photos

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    January 28, 2017 at 5:13 pm

  5. Beautiful flowers and an interesting tip. Might give it a try.

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    January 28, 2017 at 6:11 pm

  6. Beautiful images. I makes me long for spring! Thank you for the helpful tips.

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    January 30, 2017 at 9:15 am

  7. Beautiful photos!

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    February 3, 2017 at 3:58 pm

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