A gneiss picture from Lewis

Not the greatest of days to make the most of the stones, I will let others see if they can do better with this one.

_CTW1976.NEF (49.6 MB)
_CTW1976.NEF.xmp (10.2 KB)

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My try in rawtherapee
_CTW1976.jpg.out.pp3 (14.9 KB)

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The guy on the right shows the problem with taking a coach trip to a tourist site. I spent an inordinate time waiting to get the stones and just as I pressed the shutter release, he stepped into the picture.

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My version…

_CTW1976.NEF.xmp (20.1 KB)

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Moody! Thanks for posting.


_CTW1976.NEF.xmp (12.8 KB)

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An attempt with dt 4.6.1


_CTW1976.NEF.xmp (9.4 KB)

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Gimp

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Trying with RT dev and GIMP


_CTW1976_RT-1.jpg.out.pp3 (19.6 KB)

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Here is my attempt trying to be a little bit cheerer than the original post.
_CTW1976.NEF.xmp (17.0 KB)

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_CTW1976.NEF.xmp (13.3 KB)

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My attempt with dt 4.6.0

_CTW1976.NEF.xmp (12.0 KB)

And dqpcoxeas version is very interesting, so is the xmp file.

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_CTW1976.NEF.xmp (23.4 KB)

or better 16:9?

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Beautiful cloud structure! :+1:

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…and with such a subject I’m forced to:


_CTW1976_02.NEF.xmp (23.4 KB)

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My play in GIMP. I have tried, principally, to bring out the texture in the stones.

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_CTW1976_01.NEF.xmp (10.4 KB)
I like the reaching to the sky apparent in the stones.
Sought to bring out as much detail in the stones, but darkened down the sky to retain its textures.
There’s an argument to be had for keeping the tourist … giving scale … but aesthetics won out in the end.

THANKS for the great image to play with!

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_CTW1976.NEF.xmp (15.1 KB)

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Sorry, couldn’t help but have a bit of fun…seemed like a fine opportunity to try out the cloning tool.
I did actually edit the photo a bit using the scene referred workflow, adjusted the chroma, vibrance, crop, and the white and black ev before adjusting to taste in the tone and contrast equalizer.
DT 4.4.2

Here’s my attempt. Increase the exposure and texture of the foreground and darken the sky as far as possible.


_CTW1976.NEF.xmp (13.4 KB)

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A bit better than my first one. RT dev and GIMP Heal Selection again


_CTW1976_RT-9.jpg.out.pp3 (21.7 KB)

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