There was a wonderful mid-morning swathe of sunlit colour on the warm slopes of Slieve Foye—too good to miss. But when I turned my back to the sun and checked my shots on-screen I was disappointed that some of the colour had shifted noticeably.
The unedited Provia/standard original (see below) had coped reasonably well with the heather and grass, but made a mess of the Harebell petal’s subtle shade of mauve/blue. It’s an issue that reminded me of my early film days when I shot bluebells and struggled to get anything close to the actual colour. The delicate hue shifted to a sickly purple. Looking online and referencing a few of my books I see that I’m not the only one to get off-colour results straight from the camera.
I loaded the RAW image of the above shot into the latest version of the free software I’d downloaded from Fujifilm. Eventually I got the result you see at the top of the page. But the next morning I was back at the computer with a fresh approach to Fujifilm’s film simulations and realised that the Classic Chrome colour rendition seemed close, though much too diluted. When I pumped up the saturation level and made a few other fine colour adjustments the result looked better on my Asus monitor than my first attempt. How does it look for you?