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If Your Bay Guardian Photo Shoot Has Too Many Europoids, At Least Try to Get a Warm White Balance

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Here are the winners of the the San Francisco Bay Guardian‘s Best of the Bay 2011, I think.

Check it:

Comes now writer Gerry Shih to comment:

“Is it just me or is SFBG Best of Bay cast ah, desaturated, if you will :D  http://t.co/nEwS45c

Ouch.

Let’s see what we can do to fix things up a bit.

Now, a lot of the faces appear to be blown out, so you just can’t simply adjust the Saturation slider to the right. But what about white balance? Using this method you push one slider to the left and another to the right to get this:

Do you think the shot is now too jaundice, too yellow, too warm, too Simpsons-esque? Well, maybe, but I think the original shot is way too blue, too cool, too white, Sherman, so there you go.

Anyway, no matter what you make of Gerry’s adianoeta, the second shot is an improvement over the first, IMO.

Now I’m one to talk – I’m as Européen nordique as they come (excepting that my cheveux ain’t blonde and my yeux aint bleu). So, you know, I’m saying that I, too, lack the flava.

But in that way, I’m exactly like many institutions and organizations about town.

Oh well.