Golden light and white balance
This is a photo I took on the way back from my downtown (Dallas) trip yesterday. The days are long in Dallas and the sunset light is spectacular. I mentioned previously I am in a love / hate relationship with my Fujix100s, but the capacity of this camera to see the real colors is amazing. [The hate is mainly because of the limitations, but maybe that’s a good thing after all]. The first version of the photo is almost how it came out raw from the camera (I just applied a little bit of tone curve, contrast and sharpening; I didn’t touch colors at all). Even the white balance was on auto and I didn’t change it at all (usually i like to have it on cloudy for sunset light). For the second version, while I was trying to see how it would look with a different white balance, I really liked this tungsten version.
Those leaves are quite small, so I was very close, on macro mode, at f/2.8, 1/250 sec (it was a bit windy), with the ISO on auto (800).