Take color. I went out today to shoot some pictures on an assignment.
Here's the raw image right out of the camera:
It's a little light.
Here's the Auto Levels version:
It's too golden sunny.
Here's the Auto Contrast:
The sky is too turquoise.
Here's the Auto Color:
There's way too much sun.
Not one of these represents what I actually saw (or what I think I saw),
which was more like this:
Now I need to branch out.