More photo problems at High Park / October 23, 2019

Here we go again! As I was photographing this morning on the borrowed camera (Thank-you Ian Valentine!), everything looked good and I was excited about seeing these images on my big screen at home. But, oh no, all the images had a decided blue tint like these two:

What should have been a fine Red-tailed Hawk photo, looks like this:

Clearly my “white balance” setting needs to be adjusted & I will do that before tomorrow.

Species list: American black duck, mallard, wood duck, red-tailed hawk, ring-billed gull, rock pigeon, black-capped chickadee, blue jay, house sparrow, white-throated sparrow, song sparrow.  (11 species)

Here are the few botany photos on which I was able to get some semblance of natural colour:

Red Oak (Quercus rubra)
Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii)
Winged Euonymus (Euonymus alata)
Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)
Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)

Park scenes:

This morning’s (blue) group which started the walk in 12 degree and sunny though windy conditions:

They say that you learn through your mistakes. This is good news for me as I am obviously learning a lot!


Through golden noons and purple eves, and shadows cool and tender,
From scenes of tranquil happiness and dreams of deep delight,
October like a princess in her oriental splendor
Comes down the valley singing with her retinue of light.  – Katharine Brownlee Sherwood (1841–1914)

Miles Hearn

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