Capture One

The photo below is the best I could do in LR.  It is properly white-balanced, and development seemed spot-on.  However, try as I might, I just could not get it properly colour-corrected.  (And believe me…I tried.  Multiple things, multiple times…)

The thing is, that’s not how the scene actually looked.  The strange magenta and blue tonality in the shadows was extremely perplexing…especially since another roll of UltraMax 400 developed at exactly the same time did not exhibit a similar phenomenon.

(Huh…film, right? 🤷‍♀️)

In any case, at the advice of one of you (sorry…can’t remember exactly who at present–will have to go back and figure it out!) I decided to give the Capture One demo a try.

I had to watch a few webinars to get the hang of it at first (not really LOVING the interface compared to LR at present…) but I was quite satisfied with the result I was able to obtain:

One thought on “Capture One

  1. Karim D. Ghantous (@kdghantous) says:

    Lovely shot! I suppose you could convert to b&w, but the colour is very nice.

    I did try Capture One and I liked it. My go-to software, DxO Optics Pro, developed a problem and it took a few days to fix it. So in the meantime I used Capture One. It’s quite different but within a few minutes I could work out what was what.

    You could try Da Vinci Resolve to fix the tricky bits. It allows very fine tuning. The HD version is free, and the only limitation is resolution. The commercial version allows resolutions of up to 8K or so. I haven’t used it but I intend to mess around with it. It’s also an editor.

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