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How to remove “blue tone” in images taken at dawn.
Aug 23, 2022 18:12:25   #
lyndacast
 
I am shooting with a d500. This morning, under very overcast skies, I wanted to capture some images of the P’Town marina just before sunrise. I had my camera set at Aperture priority and the WB as cloudy. I bumped up by ISO and was surprised that so many were bluish. I was able to recover (sort of) the grey time I wanted in LR mobile, but this was a new issue for me…I have shot early morning fog images many times and never had so much blue.
I have included 2 for your review…one straight out of camera, the other edited.
Can anyone advise?


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Aug 23, 2022 18:40:52   #
rmalarz Loc: Tempe, Arizona
 
It's possible that there is a considerable amount of color contamination caused by atmospheric conditions. I use Ps for processing and always deal with color/hue contamination. I applied both of the methods I use and they were visually very similar. So, here is the result I got. It's slightly, only slightly, different than yours. You seem to have done quite well with your method. It also appears that you may have brightened the image a bit, as well.
--Bob
lyndacast wrote:
I am shooting with a d500. This morning, under very overcast skies, I wanted to capture some images of the P’Town marina just before sunrise. I had my camera set at Aperture priority and the WB as cloudy. I bumped up by ISO and was surprised that so many were bluish. I was able to recover (sort of) the grey time I wanted in LR mobile, but this was a new issue for me…I have shot early morning fog images many times and never had so much blue.
I have included 2 for your review…one straight out of camera, the other edited.
Can anyone advise?
I am shooting with a d500. This morning, under ve... (show quote)


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Aug 23, 2022 19:51:05   #
Fstop12 Loc: Kentucky
 
Using a white balance setting of “Cloudy” on a cloudy day will give you a blue colorcast. Also , you mentioned you were shooting early am. Shooting early am during the blue hour will give your images a cooler tone. If you shoot your images in the RAW format you can change your white balance in post editing.

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Aug 23, 2022 19:55:21   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
You'll have more powerful tools at home on your LR Classic desktop. Your mobile update looks good. When you revisit the original, consider the following:

1. Begin with the WB temperature, preferably adjusting the K-temp of a RAW capture. The WB calculation of the camera gave this blue result, not the ISO setting. Even the best digital cameras, such as your D500, will struggle in this light to get the WB accurate.

2. After adjusting the 'temp', visit the 'tint'. It's hard to forecast what will be needed, but changing the temp will also result in needing to adjust between a green tint and a red tint.

Personally, I'd add a bit more blue to the image. This grey version is very foggy late fall. I wasn't there, so I of course I don't really know. You might use the HSL siders to adjust the 'hue' of the water.

Another approach is to take the WB 'eye dropper' and click on the 'white sail' of the boat, letting LR suggest an auto WB adjustment. LR usually isn't 'right', but watch what direction LR moves both the temp and tint. The software's AI will give a hint of what you just need to customize further. Again, more work on the hue of the blue in the HSL sliders may be needed after working on the White Balance.

Looking at the grain of the image at ISO-500, consider too the ideas presented for Noise processing in the post below. More luminance noise correction is needed for this image, probably with a smaller (slide to the left) detail setting. Level your horizon too. Basics of noise processing

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Aug 24, 2022 08:34:45   #
abc1234 Loc: Elk Grove Village, Illinois
 
For pictures requiring a lot of color balancing, I go to Photoshop and adjust the level of the individual color channels rather than a global adjustment.

Why guess at color balance when you can get closer to the scene's balance using a tool like a gray card, ExpoDisc or ColorChecker?

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Aug 24, 2022 08:52:59   #
GeneinChi Loc: Chicago, IL
 
I know it’s not what you want but I think the blue is kind of cool!

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Aug 24, 2022 10:47:22   #
R.G. Loc: Scotland
 
Don't try to get rid of all of the blue. The sky and sea are both blue so leaving some blue is just being true to the situation. The WB slider is the tool that's designed for exactly that purpose. But desaturating a little may help in getting a natural result. Working from a raw file would give the best results. With jpegs the WB is baked in to a certain extent and they're not so responsive to adjustments.

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Aug 24, 2022 11:24:52   #
abc1234 Loc: Elk Grove Village, Illinois
 
R.G. wrote:
Don't try to get rid of all of the blue. The sky and sea are both blue so leaving some blue is just being true to the situation. The WB slider is the tool that's designed for exactly that purpose. But desaturating a little may help in getting a natural result. Working from a raw file would give the best results. With jpegs the WB is baked in to a certain extent and they're not so responsive to adjustments.


Another lesson in why raw's are better.

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Aug 24, 2022 14:27:16   #
Sinewsworn Loc: Port Orchard, WA
 
lyndacast wrote:
I am shooting with a d500. This morning, under very overcast skies, I wanted to capture some images of the P’Town marina just before sunrise. I had my camera set at Aperture priority and the WB as cloudy. I bumped up by ISO and was surprised that so many were bluish. I was able to recover (sort of) the grey time I wanted in LR mobile, but this was a new issue for me…I have shot early morning fog images many times and never had so much blue.
I have included 2 for your review…one straight out of camera, the other edited.
Can anyone advise?
I am shooting with a d500. This morning, under ve... (show quote)


I'm none too smart. I go to PS, Image, Auto Color. Go to Edit and A-B it to see if it matches your desired result.

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Aug 29, 2022 06:37:51   #
Wallen Loc: Middle Earth
 
lyndacast wrote:
I am shooting with a d500. This morning, under very overcast skies, I wanted to capture some images of the P’Town marina just before sunrise. I had my camera set at Aperture priority and the WB as cloudy. I bumped up by ISO and was surprised that so many were bluish. I was able to recover (sort of) the grey time I wanted in LR mobile, but this was a new issue for me…I have shot early morning fog images many times and never had so much blue.
I have included 2 for your review…one straight out of camera, the other edited.
Can anyone advise?
I am shooting with a d500. This morning, under ve... (show quote)


Actually you did well in correcting the color shift. The photo probably was shot during the blue hour to be shifted to that shade even with the white balance set to create a warmer hue. Otherwise monitor your other results to see if the camera is at fault.

If you want to control the colors further, you may want to convert the image to black & white, then recolor.
Simple scenes like that is a top candidate to try the technique.



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Aug 29, 2022 11:24:03   #
Iron Sight Loc: Utah
 
Hmmmm 😏

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