PhLB - Luc Boonen

PhLB - Luc Boonen

Posted on 07/19/2015


Photo taken on July 10, 2015


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TSC - White Balance: tungsten / Moonlit Nightride

TSC - White Balance: tungsten / Moonlit Nightride
This weeks challenge:

"Fun with White Balance?" While playing with white balance in processing or forgetting to change it on my camera I have had some interesting results.

Read those manuals this week, do this IN CAMERA. for those that have the option to. (almost every one of can do this)

minimal processing is fine... cropping, sharpening all acceptable at anytime. (there is probably more acceptable stuff too.. I just can't think of it)

Remember I am only the messenger to post these, it was Punchinpappy's idea, so please don't shoot the messenger!

EDIT: from pappy.. "think we should be allowed to use the white balance in processing. That is where we will ultimately have the most control to get a desired result. That way we can take our photos as usual and see what we can do with them. The beauty of shooting in RAW and processing is that WB is controllable to get the desired colours you were looking for. In the case of this challenge the idea is to get something unlike the original but still interesting."

Explored Frontpage, thank you all!!

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60 comments - The latest ones
PhLB - Luc Boonen
PhLB - Luc Boonen
To understand the concept of White Balance, you need to first understand the concept of color temperature. Color temperature is a characteristic of visible light. It provides a method of describing these characteristics and is measured in Kelvin (K). A light having higher color temperature will have more blue light or larger Kelvin value as compared to lower light, which has a smaller Kelvin value.

Tungsten – This mode is used for light under a little bulb like tungsten, and it is often used while shooting indoors. The tungsten setting of the digital camera cools down the color temperature in photos. That's what made this image so cool, white tones turned to blue.

If you shoot your images in RAW format instead of JPEG, you can make the adjustments afterwards, because the camera has made no adjustments so far

The road has been posterized in a separate layer to accentuate the lines.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
The strong lines and shapes are terrific
2 years ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen has replied to Judith Jannetta
Judith, thanks for this strong support!
2 years ago.
Heidiho
Heidiho
Yep ... !
..... I like this strange workflow (also the PS filter works very well to the result)
2 years ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen has replied to Heidiho
strange it is, as this weeks challenge...
2 years ago.
PaulOClassic©
PaulOClassic©
Good result! It really looks like a photo taken in the 70's!
2 years ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen has replied to PaulOClassic©
the building was not erected then....
2 years ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
I like how the blue works here Luc. It looks great. Wonderful composition.
2 years ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen has replied to k.e.s_kloset
thx for your kind words, the blue turns day into night; it's all a matter of degrees Kelvin
2 years ago.
Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
very beautiful picture, such a great composition ! And I feel that the color enhance this composition even more
2 years ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen has replied to Nylonbleu
very kind words Nylonbleu
2 years ago.
Dida From Augsburg
Dida From Augsburg
Very good result, like the blue tones!
2 years ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen has replied to Dida From Augsburg
thank you Dida
2 years ago.
Robert Wilson
Robert Wilson
Superb, like the result using the 'tungsten' WB.
2 years ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen has replied to Robert Wilson
thank you Robert
2 years ago.
Chrissy
Chrissy
der Weißabgleich macht das Ganze surreal. Eine tolle Wirkung
2 years ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen has replied to Chrissy
schön wie man dass auf Deutsch sagt....
2 years ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Admirable ... A strong and remarkable treatment.
Good Sunday.
2 years ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen has replied to Malik Raoulda
thank you Malik, and the same to you
2 years ago.
Amazingstoker
Amazingstoker
it works for me, the blue and the treatment give a rather alien feel to it
2 years ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen has replied to Amazingstoker
now you know, their missile is hidden behind the building..... ;-(
2 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
I agree this is rather surreal. Great work
2 years ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen has replied to Janano -
thanks Janano
2 years ago.
Puchinpappy
Puchinpappy
A very food composition to bring the cold tones into. The shadows and highlights enhance the effect. Well done. It is almost like selective color on the leaves.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen has replied to Puchinpappy
I hadn't noticed about that selective color, but you're right.....
2 years ago.
fragglerocks
fragglerocks
great blueyness.
2 years ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen has replied to fragglerocks
thanks fragglerocks, my English idiom improves by the day... bluyness was new to me
2 years ago.
Plooifiets
Plooifiets
Mooie bewerking maar de compositie is ook niet mis!
2 years ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen has replied to Plooifiets
Maastricht by night, dat moet je aanspreken....
2 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
Very nice result with the use of tungsten white balance setting, Luc!
2 years ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen has replied to Valfal
thanks Valerie
2 years ago.
H C
H C
Fantastic composition and the wb sett ing has made this magical.
2 years ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen has replied to H C
thx HC
2 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
fabulous! and it has a HDR look..
2 years ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen has replied to Shuttering Yukon
thx Shuttering Yukon, I'm glad your computer is functioning again
2 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon has replied to PhLB - Luc Boonen
It's not the computer Luc, it is me that doesn't function! I have a buggered up arm.
2 years ago.
LutzP
LutzP
I really like the exaggeration here, Luc. Adds a magic touch!
2 years ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen has replied to LutzP
how do you mean exaggeration......LOL
2 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
Congrats on Explore, Luc :-)
2 years ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen has replied to Valfal
this morning on Frontpage for a short while, never thought that could happen with these colours
2 years ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
This came out so well Luc ... like that the trees remained green as they play nicely with the blue. strong lines and that's a great reflection in the window. :)
2 years ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen has replied to Clickity Click
to be honest, the only true colour left: green, was a surprise to me too; I enjoyed this challenge, not my cup of tea normally
2 years ago.
Coco
Coco
There are a variety of textures here and they all work well together. Like the "look" of this.
2 years ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen has replied to Coco
that's a fine compliment Cordia, thx
2 years ago.
charlie b
charlie b
Beautifully moody Luc
2 years ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen has replied to charlie b
thx Charlie
2 years ago.
Sami Serola
Sami Serola
Without leaves in the trees it could be winter ride =D
2 years ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen has replied to Sami Serola
so true, Sami
2 years ago.
Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Really effective use of Tungsten, makes the green trees magical, lovely contrast, pov and composition :-)
2 years ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen has replied to Gillian Everett
thx Gillian, this weeks challenge was a real challenge to me....
2 years ago.
Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma
the greens of the trees fit nicely with the blues
2 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Very eerie. It looks almost twilight-ish.
2 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Beautiful, well done ;-)
Have a good evening,
2 years ago.
s@ssyl@ssy
s@ssyl@ssy
I love tungsten, the blues & greens are so vibrant :))
2 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm)
Indycaver (Norm)
Love the blue! Lovely photo!
2 years ago.
Cathlon
Cathlon
I like the way the green "pops" and warms the blue image, nice dichotomy there!
2 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Thank you for sharing your exceptional creation with us, here in ✴ Digital Dreams ✴
www.ipernity.com/group/1493642
2 years ago.
Dikkie De Bruin
Dikkie De Bruin
Fantastisch Luc !!
2 years ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen has replied to Dikkie De Bruin
Hallo Dikkie, wat leuk om jou hier te zien!
2 years ago.
Christine Boes-Schiller
Christine Boes-Schil…
wunderbar die farbliche Gestaltung und die Linienführung ***
2 years ago.