In the past few days I have tried to further optimize my SPP 6.2 color processing workflow, I introduced in this blog entry. What I particularly like about those settings is that they deliver reproducible results for photos taken in sunny conditions, cloudy skies and light shadows and that the colors appear very vibrant. In spite of diverging color temperatures of the light sources – direct sunlight, for example, has a higher yellow component – only small corrections in the blue range have to be made. When editing the pictures I took during the last photo tour (see below), I was able to confirm that these settings are a solid foundation and are able to simplify photo editing and reduce the time spent in front of the computer.
The good results with the mentioned light sources spurred me to modify those settings a little in order to apply them to photos taken during sunsets and with deep shadows.
Considering these are my first tries, the results aren’t so bad. However, the colors yellow and orange seem to cause trouble. If I change the color temperature in order to remove the yellow tint, both colors look rather pale – so I have to choose between the motif and the rest of the photo each time. However, I would prefer a photo which is consistent color-wise.