Civil war bunker

I need ideas on how to reveal this shot

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@saliniero : Can you add the RAW to your post?

BTW: Welcome to pixls!

Little try from your jpeg (Gimp color2grey + curves + colorization)

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@Jade_NL I’m sorry, I’m new and I didn’t really know how it works

No deed to be sorry! We’ve all been there :smile:

BTW: If you are interested: pixls does come with a nice interactive tutorial (2 actually, basic and advanced) that shows you the ins-and-outs.

Click on @discobot, select message, put the following in the body

@discobot start tutorial

and send it to start (response might have a bit of a delay).

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Hi! To find out what I can do, say @discobot display help.

Processed with art


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IMG_2169_01.CR2.xmp (11.9 KB)

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I wanted to go with a vivid filmic look
IMG_2169.CR2.xmp (16.6 KB)

Channel mixer and filmic with euclidean rgb normalization


Also tried to simulate a vintage look, inspired by Kodakchrome 64 and Ektar looks:

IMG_2169.CR2.pp3 (12.8 KB)

Edited with RawTherapee 5.8

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war.bunker.pp3 (16.9 KB) RawTherapee 5.8-2755-ga85617488

Thanks for sharing!

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Hi! Here is my darktable edit.

IMG_2169.CR2.xmp (10.7 KB)

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Thanks for posting, Interesting challenge
DT 3.4.0

IMG_2169_01.CR2.xmp (14.0 KB)


@Sebastian, Way back in the day, with my Nikon FA, Kodachrome 64 and 25 were my favorite films.

I’ve done quite a few such images lately, ‘sun-through-the-trees’, and the elements in shadow just need a lift with a well-shaped tone curve. In rawproc:


I elected not to crop because, well, just because. For these images, I don’t bother with highlight reconstruction, I just scale to the minimum of the three channel maximums, which just blows the sun and its proximate illumination to smithereens.

The tool essential to this image is a filmic tone curve, which is shaped to lift the shadows while keeping the darkest parts dark, and is also steep in the mid-tones to put contrast in them.

A colder look

dt 3.4 IMG_2169_01.CR2.xmp (12.3 KB)