Heather in August - please edit this RAW

I’m highly interested in what can be made from this RAW file…!

DSC00578.ARW (24.2 MB)

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My own try:

RawTherapee 5.8 - DSC00578-1.jpg.out.pp3 (12.3 KB)


Here’s what I did. I used darktable 3.2.1.

I saw the heather as your focal point, but - to me - the sky was interesting enough that I needed to bring out the details there, too.

I was too lazy to take the helicopter out of the sky, I leave that to you! Fun picture to process!

DSC00578.ARW.xmp (12.9 KB)

…I decided I thought that the sky was a bit too much. Here’s a little brighter version with a different crop

DSC00578_01.ARW.xmp (14.3 KB)

DSC00578.ARW.xmp (11.1 KB)

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darktable 3.2

DSC00578.ARW.xmp (17.3 KB)

This is my attempt with dt master:

I feel like I’m learning. :grinning:

DSC00578.ARW.xmp (6.4 KB)

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With Filmulator:

  • Drama 100
  • White Clipping Point 0.52
  • Shadow Brightness 126
  • Highlight Brightness 1000

DSC00578.ARW.xmp (38.8 KB)

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DSC00578.ARW.xmp (9.1 KB)
The eye-candy version …

DSC00578_01.ARW.xmp (13.2 KB)
The muted, moody version

Maybe there should also be a “helicopter” :helicopter: version :smile:

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Gimp 2.10.14DSC00578-1

darktable master + couple of experimental tricks on top:

DSC00578.ARW.xmp (13,1 Ko)


DSC00578.ARW.pp3 (13.6 KB)

rt neutral + g’mic film emulation


RT 5.8 compiled from dev a fair while ago
DSC00578.ARW.pp3 (13.0 KB)

A very quick edit in the sofa with my laptop. The green of the trees is a bit odd.

Thanks for posting this shot, my take with DT 321

DSC00578_01.ARW.xmp (12.3 KB)


darktable 3.0.0 DSC00578.ARW.xmp (17.5 KB)

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Amazing image, thanks for sharing!

DSC00578.ARW.xmp (9.1 KB)

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DT 3.2.1 DSC05578.ARW.xmp (5.0 KB)

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Thanks for sharing!

Let there be colour:

heather.august.clr.xmp (14.6 KB) darktable 3.2.1

Nope, no colour:

GIMP 2.10.20