Judging colour temperature (one)

For this exercise, I am to take three photographs for this section and nine for the following (judging colour temperature two) section. One of these photographs is to be taken is full sunlight during the middle of the day, one in shade during the middle of the day and the final in sunlight whilst the sun is close to the horizon. The cameras white balance must be set to sunlight/daylight.

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The above image is my first shot taken in sunlight during the middle of the day. The full midday sunlight is colourless and I will therefore compare the other two images with this. The correct white balance setting was used here and therefore the image is true to the particular time the image was taken.

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My second image, taken in shade during the middle of the day with white balance set to sunlight, makes the image feel as though it did on the day, whilst being stood in that particular place. With the white balance being set to sunlight, the image looks very bright in the background and the shady trees look darker than they did on the day. If the setting was set to its correct white balance (shade), the camera would of compensated for how dark the trees are in the image and would of made the photo look a lot brighter overall.

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My third image, taken in sunlight whist the sun was close to the horizon (with white balance set to sunlight/daylight) is again, true to the time the image was taken. As the white balance was set to sunlight during the sunset, it has made the sun itself look very bright and has given a lovely orange/yellow glow to it. It has also not overpowered the blue sky, which if the white balance was set to shade for example, would of over powered the sky colour, which in some cases may of improved the image. I do however, really like the overall image and feel that the balance of colours is very pleasing to the eye.

 

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