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mirekti

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Blue cast in shadows
« on: March 04, 2013, 08:09:53 PM »

I've noticed that something that supposed to be white actually has bluish cast in shadow.
For example I took a photo of a tree with white flowers and the flowers lit by sun look white. WB looks fine, however those flowers of a tree which ended up in a shade look somehow blue.
I would expect them to look more pale white, or something towards beige.

Is this a normal thing?

My explanation is that the shade has different temperature and that's why it is off.
How do you guys solve this issue if it happens to occur?
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Re: Blue cast in shadows
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2013, 08:29:53 PM »
Yep, you are right the shadows are lit by the sky, therefore will have a blue cast to them. I like a nice and warm picture so I will usually shoot cloudy white balance which will give the highlights a nice warm tone and will have take away that bluish cast in the shadows.

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Re: Blue cast in shadows
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2013, 09:57:21 PM »
Just shoot raw and batch adjust the ones that have the issue in Lightroom or one of the many fine raw processors.  You can do 500 or 1000 of them in less than 30 seconds.

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Re: Blue cast in shadows
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 05:05:03 PM »

Hm, not sure how I would do that. I mean, each photo is different. Could you give me some hints, please?
Would a UV filter help in this situations? UV is advertised as a filter that removes blue cast.
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