How to get tward this look


(Syv) #1

Here are a few images, it’s from the same website but the photos are from different photographers and come from flickr.

https://thestoryoftelling.com/selling-two-ways/
https://thestoryoftelling.com/lucky-by-design/

I really like this type of look. How is the colour palette/tinting done?

Thanks

Syv


(Mica) #2

The Luck by Design photo looks heavily de-saturated (though not 100%) with a bit of brown/sepia (though that cast may be my uncalibrated monitor).


#3

something like that?

amsterdam-2.jpg.out.pp3 (12.5 KB)


(Syv) #4

Much too strong, but I can use that as a starting point.

BTW, Why are you using the wavelets?

Thanks

Syv


#5

Yes overdone but no time to refine. Perhaps the photo is not the best for this kind of treatment.
Wavelets is for local contrast (perhaps also too contrasty)


(Syv) #6

What’s the difference between wavelets and the contrast by detail levels?

Thanks

Syv


#7

@foto
I cannot answer on the technical details. Perhaps it is documented in
rawpedia.

Inside the wavelet tool, I only use residual image/contrast and final touchup to increase local contrast. There is also the detail/local contrast tool that you can use.


#8

Use Faded neutral preset as a starting point and tweak it from there.


#9

Yes, the trick is to push the WB temperature to 60000, play with other WB sliders and desaturate.
Highlight reconstruction is sometimes required.


(Thomas) #10

I found a similar image of the bar here.
With ~ 75% desaturation and a slight color correction I could produce a similar look.

Sorry, that the sidecar file is for darktable: 4991181358_3301f505ea_b.jpg.xmp (3,0 KB).