White Balance to Enhance Skies

Sunset Sky
Harper's Lake, Montana

Sometimes on clear sky days the sunset can lack color and drama without clouds to reflect the light. In these cases you can use the White Balance setting on your camera to enhance the color that's already there. For this image, even the Shade white balance setting did not add much color to the sky. So I used the K setting (for the Kelvin color temperature scale) to add even more orange with a setting of 8000 K. Compared to the picture with the usual Daylight (or Sunny) white balance setting below, there's more color in the sky after the change.

Sunset Sky
Daylight White Balance

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