Backlit, hardcore flaring, vintage lens fun.

Have some fun with these two pictures of my fiancee, shot on the fantastic Konica Hexanon AR 40mm f/1.8.


I’m really curious how you see these images.

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I’m not even going to try. This is very, very nice.

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They look great. The round flare is awesome, the laowa 35mm f0.95 also exhibits one just like that, maybe less intense :grin:

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RawTherapee + Krita

Very nice shots!

Not at all easy to edit, though… I’ll have to come back to this one, I’m not certain about the skin colour in my edit. Then again: I do actually like the overall look. Hmmm… One of those RAWs I’m going to love playing with some more :smile:

EDIT: I did revisit this one. Less contrasty, softer and I think better colours.

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Yes, it’s way better now. I didn’t like the colors in your first edit. And I see you got rid of that distracting spot in the far right. The one that I completely missed.

My versions…

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I am on my phone so haven’t opened to check but the first image looks like the hair is masked and it’s a bit loose capturing a bit of the wall opposite her face and below the chin…bit more than a bleed … Lovely images and tricky to edit…

Edit…Opening on my PC I can see this is just the real image …crazy lighting really cool

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grafik

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Different edit. Thanks for posting!


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Thank you for sharing!

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RaweTherapee 5.8 Development (sidecar|profile)

Also gave this one a try.

These turn out to be really nice and challenging to play with, thanks for sharing!

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It’s great seeing how you “see” these shots and I have to say I enjoyed a couple of edits a lot.

Fun shots, can go in many directions.

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Experimental program…

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The goal here was to retain the dreamy summer look without giving all in the overwhelming orange/“let’s ensure even the dummiest understood it was a warm summer day” that feels as stuffy as a heatwave in May.

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This was great to see all of your ideas. Thanks.