18 October 2008

Sidelong regard

Full bright daylight, but it's amazing what it does to the white balance when the majority of the frame is full of swans.

4 comments:

ric davis said...

Presumably you're using auto white balance?

Graydon said...

Yes I am.

The swans and the head-standing duck were taken about 15 seconds apart; I'm by no means quick enough to manage manual white balance settings that fast, and this is the first time I've managed to get the frame that full of swans in any case.

So for now it's under 'neat effect' rather than 'gnash teeth'. :)

ric davis said...

Probably just taking it off auto and leaving it on sunlight would do the trick for both.

Of course then I usually end up gnashing teeth when I forget to reset it when I move indoors.

Graydon said...

Well, there is that; there is also that this doesn't happen often, and when it does, I find that I like the look of the water.

In this case (first time I've done this with swans) I like the feather detail; it doesn't show as well in the scaled jpeg as it does in the original, but there's an awful lot of it there, to the point where I'm likely to try to do it on purpose this winter.