Before the flying day, from outside the gate

Captured something last week at the beginning of the work day with an inexpensive manual fisheye, in front of the gate at DFW airport during a light pre-dawn rain. I’m a pretty happy with the black and white version I found using ART and a haldclut from the RawTherapee Film Simulation collection, with minor tweaks.

I know there’s not a lot of detail or color to play with in the raw file. I’m curious what come of the wonderfully creative people here might come up with. :slight_smile:

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Well that seems like an interesting work place. The colors were already halfway cinematic so I went with it. :slight_smile:


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Thanks for posting
darktable 3.4.1

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All those shiny surfaces… Nice!

Thanks for sharing.


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Thank you for the edit, @age. Apologies for my ignorance, but what program uses a “.pfi” file?

You’re welcome, @Jean-Marc_Digne and thank you for the edit. The rain really stands out in this one. :slight_smile:

I know, right? I need to go out in the rain more often!

@Alpacalypse I particularly loved your edit, and spent some time this morning turning different parts in RT on and off again to figure out how it works. Thank you for the lesson. Would you be alright if I posted it on my Flickr alongside my own, giving credit to you?

Sure, go ahead. I’m glad you like it. :slight_smile:

darktable 3.4 plus sharpening in Gimp.

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I think I have residency in Texas, all based on how much time I’ve spent at DFW… :laughing:

This was a straightforward image to process, both color and tone. In rawproc:


@paulmiller I’m getting some heavy 90’s sci-fi vibes from your edit. Looking back … I’m glad we got out of there alive … and brain bug free … with no time travel bandits …
Seriously cool, thank you :slight_smile:

Well, maybe sometimes we just need to lob a softball. :slight_smile:


Ha, I may have turned someone onto this forum and open source software by showing examples from this thread. Shhhhhh :shushing_face: :wink:

Inspired to play around with tools I haven’t used before. My most recent attempt at something more “dramatized” than I normally do, but I’m having fun. :slight_smile: Thank you to everyone for the ideas.

I’ve also dug a little more into RawTherapee than I’ve done before, after relying mainly on darktable and ART for my editing until now. I’m interested to dig a little deeper here.

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Great scene! Thanks for it :+1:
Using a LUT I stored under Pixelmator/loud but I cannot find the download anymore

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With Filmulator:

  • Auto CA Correct 1
  • Highlight Recovery 2 (though this doesn’t really affect the result because I didn’t use exposure compensation)
  • Shadow Rolloff Point 0.001788
  • Drama 81.9
  • White Clipping Point 0.598
  • Shadow Brightness 190
  • Highlight Brightness 1000
  • Monochrome (default color weights)
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I recently started using Filmulator (thank you for that). I haven’t tried it here, but rapidly went through a few dozen pictures of night time city street photography, and was super happy with how quickly I had good results. :slight_smile:


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I really liked your result so I tried to replicate it in DT using channel mixer, color balance, color correction, filmic, velvia and … but could not obtain the same result in DT. I wonder if someone else could !

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A simple edit with dt 3.4.1

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