I had an outing to Mrs. Macquaries Point with a friend earlier today. Mrs. Macquaries Point means photography.

Here is one of my favorite shots from the outing.

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I typically like pictures that exude coolness to those which are warm. Bluish pictures provide the crispness that I like. It feels strong. It makes a statement. And I am always prepared to shout ‘Go Blue!’

Yeah, sue me.

I had that discussion with the friend about it and he thinks warmer pictures look better. Here is warmer version of the picture shot under different white balance.

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I do like the hint of warmth in the clouds but the second picture is too redish to me.

Maybe it is purely a matter of opinion which one can never be wrong.

Or maybe, for some pictures, certain colors just fit in. This bothers me a lot. Achieving the ‘level of coolness’ through the camera is easy (trust me, no post-production manipulation here at all apart from resizing). Knowing which is better is more subjective and hence, harder.

Regardless, I have finally found a little clique to roam Sydney with. This is the beginning of an exciting and wider experiment in photography for me.

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