Playing with this for a while (darktable), but I am curious what other people see here? (top is edited)
The sunlight coming through the clouds is just amazing, but the sharpening…
Too much? Have I wondered down a weird path? Most of my time with photos is done in a vacuum, unfortunately. No one else looking at it and saying “but why…”
Thank you all for the interpretations!
Similar, but with different…moods? all from the same image.
Of course, I open up your XMP and get lost immediately. I like what you did with it, but how you got there is taking a lot more looking
I’ve brightened the shadows with thone equalizer and darkened the highlights with the graduated filter, the diffuse or sharpen module was used for a light denoise (it’s a preset that I use, just increase the iteration for a more aggressive denoise ).
Sharpening was done with unsharp mask at the end and contrast equalizer before sigmoid
Work from the bottom up in the active module tab…disable each module as you go to see the impact and check the settings at the same time… Also look for mask icons showing that the module uses a mask …this can give you a clue there is a local edit being used… and after that… just ask…
RGB Curve and Color zones were both used to good effect, and those are 2 modules I dont think I have ever touched. I need to look at those more.
Edit: No, might be the graduated density filter adding that mood.
Hmmm. Much to think on
We have lived in Germany for about a year now, and every time i step outside, I am met with another scene like this.
We took a drive from Frankfurt down to Trier, and the entire time was fall colors, stormy skies, and green everything. I pulled over to check out a cool old tower, snapped a picture with my phone, and then realized I needed to dig the camera out of the trunk. Glad I did.
I come from the desert in the US, so Germany (and Europe, in general) is just so foreign.