A couple from today

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  1. eccs19

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    Taken today after I finished clearing the snow from everywhere. C&C please, particularly, did I get the white balance correct with the snow?

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    I think they look good. How did you color balance it?
     
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    Nice shots, BUT, they are a tad under-exposed. Trying upping the exposure a hair (very, very little) and up the contrast to about 10.
     
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    I used the eye dropper in Lightroom. Seemed to do a pretty good job.
     
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    Thanks. I'll give that a try and see how they look.
     
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    How about these?

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    for the first one, I'd up the contrast 5 more, and then in curves, I'd raise the side closest to the upper right just a very, very little.
    It takes away that gray-ish look.
    Were these shot in RAW?
     
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    Yes. I've slightly cropped them from the original, but definately RAW.
     
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    That, to me, explains the gray film I'm seeing over the pictures.
    I almost looks like a faint fog/smoke.
    Like, a combination of under exposure and lack of contrast. And sometimes a lack of color saturation.
    I experience this when I shoot in raw. And I don't know why.
     
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    I find them under exposed & the DoF too short. Alternatively, cut the DoF to the primary subject.
     
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    Nice shots, but up contrast and exposure.
     
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    Because you didn't postprocess them.
     

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