Long time exposure of a water wheel

I took that picture on our holiday in the Black Forest and did a long time exposure of that wheel. Like to see what others can do out of it.

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This is what i have done with DT 3.6

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Last night I installed the latest version of GIMP. This photograph gave me the opportunity to give it an extensive test!

thanks for posting this PlayRaw
darktable 3.6.1

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GIMP 2.10.28-LAB


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I used a mask on the wheel to add some sharpness because I felt the focus should be on the nearest part of the wheel rather than the axel. Also adjusted the colour calibration. Also I felt the waterwheel should not be skewed, rather vertical.

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It’s interesting, that this image only works for me in the rotated version like the on from @bernyemm. I have no clue why. And ideas?

@Tobias , Possibly because falling water is always vertical so if it appears in the composition, it’s a true indicator if the camera was straight or not.