Yesterday and today I have been working on getting the hairpin square scarf/stole finished. I like wide scarfs to wear as stoles better than shawls. Just enough to keep my shoulders warm and not too much to get in the way. Finally I am down to the last of 5 skeins, so hopefully it can be blocked by the end of the week. I went to try and get a good picture of the last skein of yarn. I took photos of the last 2 skeins together, but the color was all wrong. So I thought I would play with the camera setting on the last skein. I put it on manual color and increased the saturation, sharpness, and contrast. I thought it looked better in viewer on back of the camera. I have a little Canon PowerShot SX110 IS. I would like a dSLR someday, but when I went looking into purchasing one I realized how much I didn’t know. I need to be more comfortable with settings on this little camera before investing in one that has all the bells and whistles. Well anyway, what I learned was that no matter how bad the photo looks in auto setting, Photoshop elements does a really good job of correcting the color. I just click on Auto Levels under Enhance. Here are my experiment photos.

First photo just taken with the auto setting and incandescent light. See how red it is.

Corrected in PhotoShop Elemants, much better, but looks lighter than in reality.

Taken with manual color settings, better, but too dark and missing the yellow greens.

Corrected in PhotoShop Elements and closer to the real color. There are bits of the yellow green though not much.

Even though the second photo above, the PhotoShop Elements corrected auto setting photo, is too light because there is so much light reflecting off the mohair fibers, I think it is the best looking one. I still have to play with the camera settings to bring out the blues and yellows more.   Also I might need a better light source, though the bulbs say they are the true color kind.


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