Cutting between Swanston Street and Flinders Lane, Cathedral Arcade offers a warmly lit, tiled passageway with welcoming boutiques. The vaulted ceiling appears naturally lit, but hides its electric source.
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Nicely done, I think you got the wb just right, I find it almost impossible to shoot in these arcades.
Actually, I must go back to the RAW image and try different WB, now that I know I can change it. But I think I have got used to the warmth of this gold and probably won’t change it. If you take in RAW you can correct an error in WB setting later (now I know :-P)
Love this image Rhoufi, very classy. :)
Well, it looks classy, but this particular arcade is far from it. This shot was taken when I had just got my dSLR in Jan, before I understood white balance. I took it on the wrong setting and the light turned out more yellow and warm than in reality (it is actually more white and cold). However, when I processed it I didn’t know how to correct it, so left it. Now I could fix it, but I like it warm like that – it looks very exclusive, warm and pricey, but this arcade ducks under a very old, partially let building that needs renovation. Photos can lie as much as tell the truth, eh?
I say leave it as is, looks great. I don’t even know what white balance is but I have noticed alot of people commenting on other photographs about letting light in is that the same thing? By viewing these things I am learning a great deal. A fun experience.
Hi Linda, with most digital cameras (even point and shoot) you can set the type of light flooding your subject before you shoot: daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten lamp, flouro…etc. The camera compensates for the majority of light frequencies to try to reproduce the hues you see with your eye. If you have it set incorrectly you can get a severe blue or yellow mask over the shot that ruins it. If you only shoot in daylight or have set the camera to AWB (Auto White Balance), chances are you never had trouble. Modern dSLRS come with software that enables you to fix up an error afterwards. When you get more used to the camera’s functions, you can move away from AWB and get more accuracy or special effects by setting it yourself. It’s got nothing to do with aperture, ISO speed or shutter speed. Many people fool around with white balance and hues…etc in photoshop to create highly artistic effects. It becomes really important shooting inside, or at night.
Hi Rhoufi! Thanks for the info. :)))))))
love the old look to the corridor. Am drawn to the yellow tint, and the repeating curves. Love the fact that some designer long ago took the time to figure all that out and enhance the view for many years hence. also, love that most people just pass it by and I can sit here and stare at its mastery. Love that you’ve ’saved" this view from obscurity, should it occur.walk in curiosity, Rhoufi~sass
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