this image from a friend is driving me nuts. He is using some proprietary software and is able to get a clean result with details in the highlights and shadows, with not so much noise and splendid colors. There are nice faded shadows and microdetails all over the picture.
I have tried all I can with darktables tools and whatever I do I end up with something broken. May it be the colors, the highlights blown out, the noise … I am lost. So I am interested in your edits of this very nice image.
My friend gave me the OK to upload the image with creative commons license s.t. I can share it here.
I am happy about your results and attached xmps. If you face a challenge and have solved it I would also be happy to read your thoughts.
Daveplayraw.NEF (24.6 MB)