Here’s the raw:
Attribution-NonCommercial: CC BY-NC
Here are my 2 takes:
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.
dogs-vancouver-20151115-0131.cr2.xmp (32.1 KB)
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)
RT 5.8dev commit f86a45528
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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One suggestion: since you have cut off (photographically speaking) the dog’s foot, I would suggest a square format.
My take with darktable, with sprinkled film grain on top.