The Parallel Project – Creative White Balance

I’ve been considering a parallel project to this year’s 2011 Deck Project, but I am still not sure if I am going to go through with it.  It was my thought to experiment with different techniques and use the results from those experiments to do the project.

In the event that I do go through with it, this would have been my first image for it  🙂

It uses the idea of using a “wrong” white balance for a scene, to give a different temperature impression, usually to give the “right” impression.

When I was at the wall the place was very cool, breeze blowing in off the ocean, and the rain clouds scattered across the sky, with some blue showing.  The sun was beginning to set and was casting a few (not many) warm colours on the eastern clouds.  To give the cooler impression the white balance was adjusted to give a cooler or “bluer” image.  In the old days this was called “camera tricks”, but it gives the “feel” of the scenery and sometimes that is what is important  🙂


Cool Afternoon