Saturday, January 9, 2010

A Step in the Right Direction

The color on that turquoise yarn is still vexing me.  But I think I've figured out the first step in fixing it, which is correcting the saturation.  I was reading about photographing intense reds (related to red yarn, of course, because that's apparently all I take pictures of anymore...) and they mentioned that since the camera has red, green, and blue color channels, if you overwhelm one of them, you can get less-than-ideal results.  I think that's part of what's happening with this turquoise. 

Here's an SOOC shot of the scarf-in-progress:

Parallel Lines Desaturation

Ack!  Color overload!

Here's a desaturated version of the same image:

Parallel Lines Desaturation

Much better.  The color tone is a lot truer, although it's still not completely accurate, and the brightness of the yarn is gone.  I think my next try will be to take pictures of the scarf with a lot of other colors in the frame, to hopefully even things out.  Cross your fingers!

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