Lost RAWs of Cathedral Park

DSC_9981.NEF (8.9 MB)
DSC_9982.NEF (11.2 MB)
DSC_9991.NEF (9.3 MB)

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I recently decided to rip out an old HD from an external case to see if said HD was still functioning. It was! And I found a whole folder of RAW files from January of 2015 that had somehow not been backed up properly and thought lost. I’d completely forgotten about these shots of the St. John’s Bridge and was rather dismayed that I had failed to ever edit them. They present some challenges due to the interesting light and I thought some of you might like to give them a go.

I did some very basic edits in DT with the filmic module and took them into GIMP as per my usual M.O.

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Oof, I’m too busy to play with these even though I really want to. These are fantastic shots - thank you for sharing them!

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Ah, shucks! Thanks, Buddy!

Iconic bridge for sure and great shots. I’m certain that your DT chops are better than mine. Wasn’t sure the title referred to “our” Cathedral Park (I’m in metro-PDX as well).

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Yay, fellow Portlander!

Great shots


DSC_9981.NEF.xmp (13.5 KB, dt3.1)

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DSC_9982.NEF.xmp (15.1 KB, dt3.1)

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Those are nice!

Glad to read that you rediscovered these, I’m still missing a few dozen shots and every time I come across an old HD I hope they are on it.

Anyway, here’s my contribution:


cathedral.park.d90.1.nikon.nef.xmp (10.8 KB) darktable 3.0.2

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Lovely bridge!
Thanks for sharing :clap:


DSC_9991_RT.jpg.out.pp3 (12.9 KB)

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Also gave this one a try:

cathedral.park.d90.2.nikon.nef.xmp (8.9 KB) darktable 3.0.2

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The shots are wonderful, and your edits too. Thanks for sharing!
Here’s my take on the 3rd one:


DSC_9991.NEF.arp (12.7 KB)

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DSC_9991.jpg.out.pp3 (12.5 KB)

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Nice Alberto, I like that you recovered some sky. I like the shadows in this shot.

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DSC_9991.NEF.xmp (13.3 KB)

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Photoflow (with an experimental glow effect…):


DSC_9981.pfi (45.2 KB)

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I like what it does to the sun beams. Not too crazy about the haloing around the bridge and the trees in the background, but an interesting take, nonetheless. Great crop, also.

Nice B&W take. The sky looks awesome.

Reminds me of video games of a certain vintage, like Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess.

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Glad you found these images. Here’s some grayscale treatment:

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I agree. It is to conserve resources in limited hardware but stylistic nevertheless. @paulmiller Good job in changing things up.