Some nice ones on day 2 with new lens

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  1. puyjapin

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    I decided to risk going out without my filter on as its not arrived yet....
    C and C welcome on these pls. This is the 2nd day with the lens and the first time its been out the house.
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    obeying the mistress
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    they wouldnt look at me!
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    This one was a bit too far away
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    Not sure which lens you are talking about but these shots look to me like they've been taken with the 70-300 vr. Anywho, not a huge fan of the subject matter but regardless your white balances are way off. These photos are very yellow.

    Just a heads up.

    Adam
     
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    I agree about the white balance, the color is off in all of them. Aside from the color, the first goose isn't bad, and I would have cropped the person out of the one of the dog.
     
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    the sun, dusky was low so the wb was set to shade, how shd it have been set?
     
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    i agree 4 is quite orangey but that is the colour the sun was creating
     
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    What risk are you talking about? I don't even use UV filters and nothing has happened to any of my lenses in the 15 months I've had my XTi. I do have lens hoods on all my lenses though.

    I agree with the others...the white balance is way off in these pictures.
     
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    White balance modes will never work perfectly but it doesnt look like you were in the shade in these shots. From what I see it looks like the WB should have been set to Daylight.

    EDIT: I would use Auto WB on your D40 until you get yourself into particular situations. (Strobe, Tungsten, etc.)
     
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    how do correct that then
     
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    If you shot in RAW its one of the first options in the RAW editor but if all you have is Jpeggers go into Adjustments>Curves> and than set a grey point.. or set a white and black point.. So like click the black selector, click where you feel should be extreme black and than the opposite for extreme white.

    Hope that helps you.
     
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    Did you shoot these in JPEG or RAW?

    Can you do Custom White Balance with the Nikon D40?

    Another option would be to use a 18% grey card for white balance like the WhiBal.
     
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    im using pse7, not sure what you mean by pick a white point etc. I will set the wb to auto for now in that case
    they r all j pegs samanax. Also i personally wouldnt spend 500 dollars on a piece of glass and walk abt without a cover over it. we get a lot of dust and moisture in this country
     
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    so does a RAW shot actually allow u to select a certain WB mode in PS, AND does that mean a raw shot does not take into account the WB set in the camera?
     

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