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.

2 comments:

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"!