High contrast B&W

Here’s the raw:


Attribution-NonCommercial: CC BY-NC

Here are my 2 takes:


and ART

Both have been further processed for resize & sharpening with:

convert $infile -resize 1500x1500 -sharpen 0x2.5 "$outfile"-s0-25.jpg

The reason for the high sigma is the b&w high contrast.



My version…

dogs-vancouver-20151115-0131.cr2.xmp (32.1 KB)

Darktable 3.9.0~git1478.ae5b7bd9-1

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Not exactly what you were asking for, but I had fun making this dog a 1920’s movie star.

dogs-vancouver-20151115-0131.cr2.xmp (14.1 KB)
dt 3.8.1

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RT 5.8dev commit f86a45528

Main processing:
dogs-vancouver-20151115-0131.tif.out.pp3 (14.4 KB)

And then playing a bit with RGB curves:
dogs-vancouver-20151115-0131.jpg.out.pp3 (14.3 KB)

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dogs-vancouver-20151115-0131.cr2.xmp (16.0 KB)

You may be interested in this:

One suggestion: since you have cut off (photographically speaking) the dog’s foot, I would suggest a square format.

  1. Interesting video. The purpose wasn’t the “freaky details” but the high contrast, but that’s a good idea to explore.
  2. I was debating the square cropping head/chest vs the 3:2.


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My take with darktable, with sprinkled film grain on top.

dogs-vancouver-20151115-0131.cr2.xmp (9.8 KB)

My take with GIMP