We were photographing at twilight on the my recent photo tour to Seville, Spain. The natural light was mixing with the man-made light illuminating the walls of the Mezquita.
A member of our group said that she hated the color she was getting on her photos. In unison, five of use said, “Use the white balance tool in Lightroom or Photoshop later on.” I was one of those voices. Take a look.
The White Balance Tool in Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom is a powerful tool. I suggest leaving the cameras set to Auto White Balance (AWB) and the make any corrections later on in processing.
I find Auto White Balance in the camera to be right most of the time. In those instances where it’s off, then a simple touch of the White Balance Tool puts things back in order.
It’s interesting to compare images processed in Adobe Camera Raw then enhanced with Nik Color Efex Pro 4 versus Macphun Intensify. I’ve done pretty simple processing on each of the photos you see below. Each was processed in a minute or so — if that much.
Once again, simple processing on each image. Nothing complicated. No dodging, burning, layers, etc. Just some basic processing.
I was impressed with Nik but I’m really impressed with Macphun.