Monday, October 25, 2010


I once stood up at a David Harradine presentation on colour management and argued the point that he had recommended the setting absolute colourmetric ( this is found in pre Cs colour preference rendering intent in the colour menu) instead of perceptual, if your not savvy with colour management and the stuff you have just read made your eyes water the point is colour is PERCEPTUAL.

Here are four versions of water colour.
The digital camera, a Hasselblad H3DII-31, has captured hopefully as accurately as the manufactures claim (Image 1)

Images 2,3 and 4 are my attempt to satisfy the client who has a visual memory of what the ocean looked like (or wanted to look like)

I don't find this odd, I work for clients in China and am often correcting the colour of the water as Im told it is a unique colour.
Though i have never seen it in person (the China sea) im certain this is true because as anyone living here in Australia who has visited east and west on this vast continent will tell you the Pacific and Indian Oceans are a totally different colour.
Though I live in Sydney (east coast) the Indian ocean won my heart (west coast,) aka Western Australia, ah the colour, well you just have to see it....

p.s.: the client chose image 2, how many of you picked 4, I wonder?

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