Thursday, April 30, 2009

Cosmic, dude

I've been making color photographs for a few years now but it was only recently that I realized I haven't been correcting for cosmic background color. Damn! I knew something seemed off. Now I'll have to reprint everything, unless of course I can find another universe to move to with better light. For the time being fiat lux gets an asterisk.

Here's the universal color cast for anyone curious.

Rather boring actually. Not sure what the universe had in mind there. Believe me, the next good one that comes along I'm so outta here.


J. Karanka said...


Unknown said...

Wow, identical to the Nikon A2 filter.

Michael Van der Tol said...

Camera Raw shipping with CS5 comes with the "Universal Cosmic Color Cast Balance" tool. Should resolve the need to destructively correct in Photoshop ;-)