This morning I took Fin, the Photographers Nightmare and my Canon G10 out for a walk. We were fortunate in that one of the field has been half harvested so we were able to get off road for the first time in a long while since Mr Misery Guts over at Rushfield Farm decided that he did not want me rambling over his fields, trampling his fine collection of set-aside weeds.
Anyway, I also brought with me the Color Checker passport to get some more work out of it and the results were interesting to say the least.
All three pictures were the same except for the colour calibration which was applied in Lightroom. The most noticeable difference is the greens. The Adobe Standard had muted greens and if you had not have made the correction then this photo would have been OK but the Colour Checker Passport (CCP) really brought out the green in the foreground grass. The grass was there in amongst the stalks.
You can see the grass much better in the CCP version when compared to the Adobe Standard. In both the Canon Standard picture style does a reasonable job of bringing out these greens.
Again the greens are more vibrant in the Colour Checker Passport version. I did not make a Canon Standard version. Not too bad except for some chromatic Aberration on the underside of the left hand tree. If you look closely you will see a thin yellow line. I may go back and correct this in Photoshop later.
All in all the Colour Checker Passport version produces a much more pleasing image to look at, so I’m sold but there is one thing for sure….