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Should shadows be blue outdoors?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by ralfmouth, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. ralfmouth

    ralfmouth Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 16, 2012
    I just removed all the blue shaded areas in my pics before realizing a little blue may be natural due to the sun reflecting off the sky (hence water is blue). But should shadows be blue? It seemed extreme and looked a little unnatural. Now I notice it in other people's pics. Do cameras have a tendancy to amplify this? Does one correct for this or leave as is?? What do you think.
     
  2. guzziknight

    guzziknight Mu-43 Veteran

    212
    May 18, 2011
    Yes, shadows are actually blue. I usually leave it as is.
     
  3. ralfmouth

    ralfmouth Mu-43 Regular

    77
    Oct 16, 2012
    What about on a cloudy day.
    When i leave work i'll go look:)
     
  4. danimal

    danimal Mu-43 Supporter

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    Dec 31, 2012
    Oakland, California
    Dan
    Shadows are great at picking up color bounced from their surroundings. Blue is common, but colors from buildings are also prevalent. I've seen a purple building with a purple tinted shadow and a red wall with a red tinted shadow.