Can I color-balance a photo if I know the light source within the photo?

by Vaddadi Kartick   Last Updated December 09, 2016 08:07 AM

I took a photo without bothering about color balance, and the color temperature came out too low. In other words, the scene looked yellow to the eye, but the photo came out orangish:

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If I had noticed this problem when I was at the scene, and I had a grey card, and the time to use it, I would have. But since I'm no longer at the scene, it's too late for that.

But I do know that the lights in the frame are sodium vapor lamps. Can I use this information to color-correct the photo? How do I tell Lightroom to color-balance the photo so that the sodium vapor lamps are the color they should be?



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