Color check needed for this photo please.

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  1. JBPhotog

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    Here you go, I added a grad filter to the blue floor to knock it back and put the emphasis on the subjects:

    DSC_8497_1400px_edit.jpg


     

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    @JBPhotog It's missing way too much orange channel. It also feels really dark now -- i very much dislike the vignetting on the floor. It's also got a green tint to it if you look at the yellows, and feels too cool on the WB.

    If I take your edit, increase the orange saturation by +50, bump the shadows up, warm the WB, and move the tint to the red a bit, IMHO, it looks a lot better.

    But I still dislike the gradient on the floor.
     
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    That floor is really kicking your colour balance off. Not only does it dominate the colour you see, (the eye does a sort of *auto WB* that's affected by the blue), but it seems that it also kicks the auto WB off as it makes the rest of the image a little too yellow to compensate:

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    If you can pull back the floor colour I think that you'll achieve a more convincing colour balance with the auto tools, or get the colour absolutely correct as the very first step before any contrast or saturation adjustments.

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    ok, brought it into LR finally:

    DSC_8497.jpg

    didnt spend too much time on it, but the colors on this one are tough.
     

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