Does this green issue have to do with the in-camera interpretation of the Bayer-Pattern Imaging Sensor?
I was reading earlier you're explanation of Roger Deakins' night lighting in No Country. You suggested to just not putting yourself in that situation, but what are you're thoughts on day for night.... the most recent example I can think of being, The Proposition. I really enjoyed those huge nighttime landscapes. Do you like this effect?
I grew up in the desert and when you are away from any other light sources, a moonlit landscape can seem like a day-for-night effect in a movie, other than the dark sky and stars. It's just that a lot of viewers don't have that personal experience of seeing large areas of desert illuminated by a full moon.
I posted these before, but here are some real night shots I took with my Nikon under moonlight, shot with a tungsten preset for a blue cast, underexposed by about two or three stops:
And this was exposed longer in the same moonlight:
So you see that daylight and moonlight are rather similar.
The main problem with day-for-night, besides the dark night sky, is if any other light sources appear in the frame, like car headlights, a flashlight, campfire, etc.
That last one is pretty awesome in making your point.
I have noticed that before myself - odd how our perception of night is so different.
Thanks joofa, that's new to me. I've had pretty good results at lighting realistic ext. nights although I've never lit large areas, just small ones. All this info is good to know to have the know how when it comes to making decisions.
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