Today I went back to a capture from nearly 3 years ago - I like the capture, but I haven’t yet managed to render completely according to my satisfaction.
The deep shade with sunlit background, not to mention greenish cast from the tinted glass, confused the white-balance of the camera. My compromise back in 2017 was to go with the higher temperature. The chroma noise is thus less evident, especially on the nose of the tiger.
The more realistic white balance I achieved today, using filmic in the processing pipe, suffers more from noticeable noise.
The monochrome treatment I quite like - the noise in the background is less a distraction. Moreover, I could play with the monochrome colour filter to get my preferred look.
I’d be delighted if anyone would like to experiment and share their results.
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