correct white balance

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    One I shot with w/flash and the others w/out all next to window. Does the color seem natural? I realize there's alot of image noise.

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    what white balance did you use for the window shots?

    the white balance is not correct for my taste.
     
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    white balance is set to auto.
     
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    White balance is off on all three.
     
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    Actually, you can only really say that about the last two. The first one is a horse of a different color (pun intended). For it, there is no correct WB setting.

    The first shot has mixed lighting of varying color balances. It is totally impossible to adjust WB to get "normal" color in such situations. Any adjustment to "fix" an area lit by one source (e.g. whites of the eyes) will make an area lit by another source worse.

    The only fix after the fact is to do localized adjustments. Before taking the shot, the fix is to adjust the varying light sources so that their colors match. This generally requires filtering all but one of the light sources so that they match the unfiltered one.
     

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