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Old 08-17-2007, 01:32 AM   #10
John Ryan
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Default Poor Image Quality?

In one word: yes.

Here's the problem. Aside from the terrible color cast, this shot looks like it could have benefitted from sun on the subject. If you've got blue sky, you should have sunlight on your subject. Subjects shot under "blue-sky-cloud-over-sun" conditions all suffer from distorted colors because there is a fundamental white balance conflict between the sunlit clouds and the subject, which is overly blue from reflected skylight. Otherwise, the shot is sharp and level. There's way to much sky, but that's nothing that can't be fixed in Photoshop.

there's not much that can be done for this type of light. When I encounter this situation, I find something constructive to occupy my time like visiting the zoo. Got to see a beaver at the Bear Mountain State Park's zoo last week. I get my camera out again when the sun stops playing peek-a-boo with the clouds.

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