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Nov 16, 2016 16:15 |  #8041

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I didn't use any layers to alter the colors, and Elena is lit by the exact same light sources as the background. What you're seeing, is a combination of the low direct sunlight during sunset that's back-lighting the scene from behind, warming up the background (including shining through the the semi-translucent leaves), and her front being lit only by the sky dome (which is sunlight that's bounced off the atmosphere in the sky and then back down as a soft, diffused light, which is cooler due to how the atmosphere absorbs and scatters specific colors frequencies, contributing to the blue sky phenomenon).

I'm a Lightroom user, and when I do RAW processing in it, if I don't like the white balance, I simply choose among the white balancing preset options to see if any of them are more pleasing, and if not, I choose the closest one to ideal and then tweak the temperature setting a bit (usually I move the slider towards magenta--around +10 ~20--since I dislike the yellowish color casts that's very common). I also have custom camera calibration profiles I created for each of my cameras, getting rid of too much yellow and adding a bit more magenta/red. The profiles are applied by default during imports.

On a related note, is that I come from a classical artist background (drawing/painting), so my mentality is a bit different from most photographers. It seems if you read enough photography/camera forums, most photogs tend to be stickers for accurate white balance, tack-sharp details, everything in focus, etc. I don't subscribe to any of that. I think leaving an artistic footprint/fingerprint behind in your work is a good thing, and unless you are shooting photojournalism or anything else that requires strict realism/accuracy/detai​l, it's perfectly fine to go for a more distinct color cast (when appropriate), or have selective detail (shallow DOF), not have insanely sharp details that, etc. In fact, I love impressionist paintings (particularly painters like John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla, Anders Zorn, Richard Schmid, Pino Daeni, etc.), and I think when photos veer a bit towards that aesthetic sensibility, it's not necessarily a bad thing (although many photogs would likely criticize photos like that--especially on a forum like DPReview).

Thank you for the explanation Lunatique. I'll play around with the white balance and sliders a bit. I like warm colors. And I understand what you're saying in your last paragraph. I pretty much agree with it all. Follow your own rules. BTW, love your work with your beautiful wife. I love using my wife as a model but she doesn't have the patience to be a model. No time for camera adjustments with her!

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Nov 16, 2016 18:31 |  #8042

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Nov 16, 2016 22:13 |  #8043

The wife loving the cactus and her tea was so good, she had to dance. San Diego, CA.


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Nov 17, 2016 13:21 |  #8044

POTN's image uploading system is compressing the images way too much sometimes, causing artifacts. It's clearly seen on her eyes in this photo.


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Nov 17, 2016 14:13 |  #8045

Once again a really nice shot.




  
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Nov 17, 2016 17:35 |  #8046

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Nov 19, 2016 12:34 as a reply to  @ ranmasu's post |  #8048

Looks to be at Balboa Park! There are so many great places to take photos there.


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Nov 19, 2016 14:06 as a reply to  @ Lunatique's post |  #8049

This is a really lovely shot!



  
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Nov 19, 2016 14:59 |  #8050

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Looks to be at Balboa Park! There are so many great places to take photos there.

It's Quarry Park in Rocklin, CA. I took a bunch of photos of just the park too, and posted them on Yelp (Rob C. is my user name on Yelp): https://www.yelp.com …rry-park-rocklin?start=30 (external link)

You guys remember photobug7d's critique of my photos, right? https://photography-on-the.net …showthread.php?​p=18153143

Well, I do take constructive criticism seriously, since I'm also a teacher and know how important it is to heed the critique of others. I don't know if any of you noticed, but ever since his critique, I've made an effort to find more interesting locations to shoot in, as well as pushed for results that are beyond my usual very casual approach.

Quarry Park is one of the places we found that looked like it would provide a beautiful backdrop, so we drove out there, except we couldn't even find the entrance the first time and gave up. We saw a beautiful church's front-yard so we shot there instead. But I'm not the type to give up, so we went back another time, and again, we couldn't find the damn entrance. We asked a convenient store owner and his direction wasn't all that helpful either, but after circling around about three times, we finally found it, and oh boy, it was totally worth the trouble. Such a beautiful park with interesting sights. We've now shot there twice already--you guys will see more photos featuring this park in my future posts.


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Nov 19, 2016 15:43 as a reply to  @ Lunatique's post |  #8051

I've been looking for places to shoot in Sacramento. Glad I saw your post. I will have to check out Quarry Park. Your portraits are fantastic. You are lucky to have such a willing model.


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Nov 20, 2016 01:00 |  #8052

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Nov 20, 2016 06:25 |  #8053

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Nov 20, 2016 17:02 |  #8054

More taken at Quarry Park:


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Nov 20, 2016 18:27 |  #8055

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