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brian gillman on August 23, 2013

Hello, Pamper! Pleased to meet you. Thank you very much!

Best wishes, Brian.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on November 28, 2013

I'm thinking about your comment regarding Pentax colours here Brian and I see what you mean, since the blue in this shot, as in some others, is very intense so I hope you do not mind me throwing a few suggestions into the pot.

Having observed and noted the performance of the most popular cameras, I concluded that the Cannon system is possibly the best performer. I would rate Nikon a very close second with Lumix, Fuji, Pentax etc close behind.

It is virtually impossible to compare the colours in a photo with other cameras since there are so many variables that we personally control. For instance, the wrong "white balance" setting can produce very similar intensity to this above, especially in the blue spectrum.

The settings on your computer monitor can also adversely affect the colour, especially if you choose to edit your shots.

Another easily overlooked problem could simply be the colour settings on your cameras LCD screen..this also could be responsible for such anomalies!

My number one suspicion is the white balance setting..Set this to "Auto" or "Normal" ;) I suspect it may have been inadvertently set to "tungsten light". This give a distinctive blue hue to the image.

That is a top notch camera you have there Brian and other sophisticated adjustments are possible within a wide range of "white balance" options!

If all fails, look in the menu for a "reset" option and click on that.

Sorry to "ramble on" and feel free to delete this diatribe ;))



brian gillman on November 28, 2013

Thanks very much, Jim I love constructive comments! It's all subjective, of course, but in the process of viewing thousands of photos in Panoramio and Flickr I come across many where the colours are absolutely to my liking - and when I check the EXIF data I very often find they are Pentax! Also (I'm often completely wrong) but I find there are generally indications as to whether the photo was taken with, say, a phone, a point-and-shoot, a 'cropped' or full-frame camera etc. Photos taken with the Canon 5D Mk2 usually stand out a mile! I think one of the reasons the colours in my photo here look wrong is that I was experimenting with a graduated ND filter. A polariser would have been better I think. Also, I'm only gradually learning how to use Photoshop (Elements 9) properly. I find that the slightest adjustment (of RAW files) can have big consequences! Also, whilst editing, my eyes gradually adjust to colours, contrast etc so that the photo looks fine but when I view it next day it looks hideous! I'm gradually deleting lots of photos I'm not happy with and re-editing them. This photo here might well be the next for surgery! Anyway, thanks again for stopping-by. Your comment very helpful and much appreciated.

Best wishes, Brian.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on November 28, 2013

Yep! that could well be the problem Brian, I'd omitted to mention filters..I have them to fit various lenses but tend to use them when I can be bothered! (I'm basically a lazy old s-d!)



psonja on January 7

I love it L+F

I really like your pictures and will add you to my favs

best wishes


brian gillman on January 24

Hello, Sonja. Good to hear from you. Many thanks for your very kind compliment.

Best wishes, Brian.

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  • Uploaded on November 12, 2012
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    by brian gillman
    • Taken on 2012/06/18 13:54:34
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 65.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash