Never, EVER, touch a big white! They carry the GAS virus! Ask Dylan!
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Hey guy's not been online in a while but here are 2 from a shoot the other day with the 1dx and 85 1.2LII :-)
Nice Bornshooter, good to see your Posting again, miss your Images, adds.......energy to the morning coffee.
All of these are great ideas, I keep a wide rubber band around my filter case for this reason. My B+W CPL is notorious for getting stuck really good. You could also try warming it up a bit in the hot sun or whatever safe method can raise the temp of the filter enough to slightly enlarge it and cause it to loosen up a bit.
I would stay away from duct tape however. The only tape I will put on my equipment is high quality gaffer tape. That won't leave any residue and sticks very well.
400mm, f2.8, ISO 200, 1/1000
Londolozi Sth Africa right on Sunset
1Dx 400f/2.8 II, shot @ f/4.0 & 1/200th ISO200
From a RAW. Not real crazy with the skin tones from RAW. JPG's were solid.
Nice pair of.....Sunglasses
Ummmm, I think the skin tones are just fine
1Dx Otus 55f/1.4 @ f/2 & 1/125th ISO800
Bali Nusa Dua
AWB would be the culprit Eldar, most people these days will leave white balance up to the Camera set to Auto, after all it can be fixed in Post.
I'm of the opinion that WB is best fixed in Camera, so I always set the white balance manually, just like you would for a jpg Image.
I normally leave it on AWB. As long as I shoot RAW it is easily adjustable in post. But in this case, where I thought I had set the same WB (temp and tint) on all images and everything looked exactly the same in LR and on print, I was surprised to see the difference that appeared when I posted them here.
What advantage do you actually get from setting WB manually in the camera? That is not apparent to me.
Hi Eldar, AWB works fine, most of the time, but if you want total control over colour caste in your Images, in Camera, you should look at Custom White Balance setting, or, shooting in Kelvin, I use all, including AWB, but will generally shoot either with a custom white balance or in Kelvin. Have a look at these three sites to get some idea.
The benefits for myself are mostly around getting the best colour in camera that I can rather than leave it to an adjustment in Post, I learnt form a couple of excellent Photographers that the more you can tweak "in camera" the less you need to worry about in Post, and I feel every adjustment in Post contributes to noise and other downsides.
Most people will continue to shoot AWB because they are convinced it can all be taken care of in Post, and in most cases they are right, it can. But I believe there are real benefits to setting WB Manually, in particular when your viewing in Live View, I want to see, actually really see, what the Colour will look like in the final Image without going to Post to effect a change (remember what your actually seeing in Live View is a rendered jpg, not a RAW image).
I'm by no means a "Technical Photographer" (without a doubt Nuero, jrista could explain this much better then I, and some others as well), I'm more your "Gun & Run" type, but I've seen in my own Images the benefits to be had from setting WB manually.
I mostly went to shooting Manual WB because of the different colour caste you will find when shooting in bright light to shade, i.e.. outside a temple to inside, open savannah in the Mara to trees & shade, AWB will also work, but it's the Camera making the decision, not you, so you get what the Camera thinks is the right Kelvin Temperature in each situation, Cameras can't read minds so they do the best they are programmed to do.
You on the other hand are much smarter than the Camera with much better eye sight as well.
Thanks for the links Edward, I´ll give it a try. No so sure my brain works any better than the camera though ...
Here's "Smiley" (named Smiley for what appear to be rows of teeth on his jawline)
First image Smiley....second image Smiley with distracting nearby "scenery" that almost caused me to miss the shot!
Think your composition's a bit off
great image...sharp sharp sharp!
gary...where do you get these wildlife images, are you near a wildlife refuge?