I'm sorry I've been missing in action on Keep It Together this week! Nothing's been terribly wrong or incredibly busy since Monday (thank goodness!) that has kept me from blogging. I have, however, been spending almost all of my free time reading "The Other Boleyn Girl" by Philipa Gregory. I never thought I was a reader that enjoyed historical fiction, but I seriously can't put it down! And I loved Nefertitti and the Heretic Queen, too! And also Lisa See's "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan". I guess maybe I do like historical fiction novels :)
Anyway, I've been too busy reading to complete the last two assignments on "I Heart Faces" by the deadline. I have enjoyed looking at everyone else's entries though! Hopefully my camera will be back around my neck this weekend where it belongs and my nose will be out of a book!
Today I'll be posting a photo on "I Heart Faces" to ask for some constructive criticism on editing my photos when I didn't properly expose them in my camera. This photo definitely needs help!
50 mm lens
It was late at night in doors, so the only light I had going for me was the energy efficient bulbs from the chandelier over the table. I had taken other pictures in this series that were properly exposed according to my light meter, but as Jaina's head came up to look at me, I moved my camera slightly and didn't look again at the light meter reading before I depressed the shutter.
Now, I know how to brighten the photo by using fill light in my Picasa program. That's easy. And I can also brighten it in my GIMP program.
But... UGH! The coloring! I had my white balance set to "auto" and it never does well with my energy efficient light bulbs in my house! How do I fix this problem with editing? And more importantly, how do I fix this problem within my camera to prevent it from happening?
This is what "auto fix" coloring does from Picasa:
Any and all feedback is welcome!