Another day - another Airport scene...

Yet another departure delay - another departure lounge - another standard airport view… but something a little extra.

A standard (Düsseldorf Terminal C) airport departure scene but shot through a moisture & hyphae soaked blown triple-glazed panel with the focus on the panel.

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Why oh why - do they call it a “Departure Lounge”? when the hard plastic seats are as uncomfortable as can be tolerated and there are never enough seats for the full complement of passengers boarding the aircraft?


Added more grain and a couple of colors:
DT 4.4.2

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Some fun with ART

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I like your interpretation - very impressionist.

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Interesting shot!

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Do stranded passengers dream in black and white?

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ART 1.20.2

Big Time Disclaimer

I have no real knowledge or how to properly use black and white conversions tools in any program, as I rarely do B&W. This was a happy accident while blindly shoving sliders in ART’s Black-and-White tool. I can’t tell you why the sky went black at a certain setting of the red slider, but it happened completely within a one per cent change of the slider, as I recall. So I wonder if it’s an artifact of data relationships (if that makes sense). At any rate, once it happened I liked it so I tweaked at it a bit then spent the rest of my time trying to make something of it. Other tool-twiddling ensued.

I like the dreamy quality, but that’s also a reflection of the very interesting original shot.


That’s because after sitting on those chairs long enough, part of your body eventually fall off. The original name, “De-Part-You Lounge” was eventually corrupted to Departure Lounge. :smiley:


My version…

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I have absolutely no idea what I what i was doing here, just playing around in Darktable 4.4.2.


Thats the aim! :slight_smile:

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Fun with ART, G`MIC and GIMP

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