[Play Raw] Amulree Kirk

Day out with the camera today. Sadly the light wasn’t particularly pleasing, hence my B&W conversion of the photo I took of Amulree Church, Perthshire, Scotland.

Here’s the RAW (licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 )

IMG_5044.CR2 (26.8 MB)
IMG_5044.CR2.xmp (8.7 KB)

And my take on it, processed using Darktable.


Thanks for sharing! I tried to go for a vintage look…


@agriggio, now that is a lovely edit.

I think I’ve frustrated myself tonight trying to get a dramatic moody image, when in actual fact a straight forward image, like yours actually looks very nice indeed!

@Brian_Innes Quaint. Good ensemble of features.

@agriggio Nice processing. Suits the subjects.

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to me, the picture is suggesting calm and peace, which is what I tried to emphasize with my rendering. Maybe I’d have a different opinion if I had been there…

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A simple only rgb curves version

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And this one using the dehaze and shadows/highlights tools
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Very nice photo @Brian_Innes. Used GIMP 2.10.8 (Partha’s version).
I thought that the subject is a graveyard, and hence keeping empty vertical space was important.

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Very nice light for me!
Gimp 2.10
… but very big problem with export as jpg, as you can see…

Edit: much better not using “save color profile” !!

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IMG_5044.CR2.xmp (9.3 KB, DT from this PR)

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Nice shot!

darktable (2.7.0-git): IMG_5044_01.CR2.xmp (9.1 KB)

darktable (2.7.0-git): IMG_5044.CR2.xmp (10.8 KB)


Nice Photo @Brian_Innes ! I like a lot that soft light and color contrast.

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Love the variety. Keep it up! :slight_smile:

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@s7habo: Great work! I will have a closer look at the modules graduated density, bloom and velvia that I did not realy explore up to now.

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I cannot keep level with Boris and Thomas, but try my best with limited impact to the pic :slight_smile:

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@AxelG We learn by doing while having fun. :slight_smile:

It also depends on your creative vision. What were you trying to do? If it matches the criteria, then you are successful. :sunny:

My “correct” use of tools :rofl:

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Thank you!

No right way, unless it explodes pixls, then @patdavid and / or @darix will have words with you. :see_no_evil:

Nice crop BTW.


You meant “no right, no wrong…”?
:smile: :innocent: