Monday, November 2, 2015

Sunrise to sunset

November has certainly started out beautifully! We're having warmer-than-normal temperatures (going to 68° today!) this week, and yesterday's sunrise and sunset were just glorious. Photos don't do them justice, but here's what I got.

This was yesterday's sunrise, shot with the iPad camera. I took it with the DSLR, too, but I didn't like how it turned out so I deleted it. The sunrise actually looked lots better than this, too, though.

Here's last night's sunset, again shot with the iPad. Not really accurate, but pretty.

I also took it again with the DSLR, zoomed in. Below is the untouched photo. Colors are way off - much too red.

This is the same photo, using "auto color" in Picasa. It's closer, but still not right.

I just find it interesting that cameras can perceive things so differently and still be so far from reality. What was it they used to say - "pictures never lie"? Ha - that sure isn't true today... not only in color perception but also due to Photoshop, etc. Well, I'm trying to keep my photos as close to the truth as possible.


Geneviève Thiffault said...

All those pictures are gorgeous, but it's true, it's really hard to get colors right. I guess for some things, you just have to be there. :)

Grandma G said...

Thank you. Yep, being there is always best for getting the true "picture"!