High contrasts in a man made wilderness

Have fun and show me how you are treating these contrasts:


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Here is the RAW:
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Nice composition, and you kept the full dynamic range in the sensor’s resolution. That however, put the shadows in the well, so to speak.

I get a lot of that in my captures, for extreme cases I do a two-part tone curve: 1) loggamma, lifts the shadows out of that well into the range shape-able by 2) a control point curve:

Color contrast is also a thing; I injected some HSV saturation damage early in the toolchain to do that. Kinda takes it out of the realm of realism, though.

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darktable 4.6.1


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Well it’s quite natural in live that on a sunny day you hardly see what lies in the deep shadow of a bush or whatever. I think one of the biggest errors on such a theme is, to try to make literally everthing visable. That usually leads to a flat and boring pic. The question is how far do one rise the shadows.

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My version…

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Indeed. Most scenes provide two or more gallons of range, and most sensors can only accommodate one gallon, so to speak… :crazy_face:

My tone tools are simple, global. I sometimes wish I had some of the local tools available in dt, but I’ve grown too lazy to figure them out and code them…

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My version. Give it a nice idyllic and hazy look of early morning sun

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Thank you for the play. Edit with ART, GIMP and G’MIC:

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Taking up your idea. That’s the way I would do it:


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It is a beautiful scene, so I didn’t want to do anything drastic. dt 4.6.1


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gimp 2.10.30

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Nice play, not so easy!
Had to cheat a little to get a somewhat blueish sky …


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A quick go, but I didn’t manage to get the yellow glow like the original post.
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Here’s my shot…apparently I didn’t want to see a well lit, sunshine and morning dew image…
Edited in DT 4.2, leaned heavily on the contrast equalizer and graduated density filter.
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“Natural” and somewhat hazy look.


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My - fun in GIMP
Original jpeg file GIMP Quality 90 => 10.6 MB

and
Saving as jpegli => Quality 50 => 3,.08 MB (XL Converter)

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Hello with Art 1.21.2

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Here is my rendition, using darktable and my own image formation code based on a film simulation. I added in the simulation some preflashing of the paper to try to contain a bit the highlights on my high-contrast virtual paper.

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