I recently came across this article about exposure fusion in darktable, and decided to give it a try. I have to say, I am incredibly amazed at how powerful it is. Here’s an example of what it can do:
SOOC JPEG, badly underexposed because I was shooting into the sun:
After edit in darktable with exposure fusion plus some profiled denoise and split-toning for a more golden look:
Pretty amazing, right?!
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