Now let's look at how we control for this in the camera settings:
SHADE: open shady areas on an otherwise sunny day with blue sky will tend to shoot somewhat cool, so this mode adds more reds and yellows to the scene.
And finally, setting an actual Kelvin value can be useful in creating precisely defined color images. This is very useful to commercial photographers.
Since we're on the subject of color, on my next post I'll try to discuss in greater detail some of the broader color issues like color temperature and environmental effects on how we perceive and record color information. In the meantime, play with your camera and experiment with these settings. You can't break anything, and you'll have fun looking at the different results you can end up with.
And post your pictures -- and questions -- right here!