My digital imaging journey has fundamentally been about dynamic range, or DR. That was the essential consideration in every camera purchase I’ve made, over anything like mega-pixels, auto-focus or such. That consideration has also been a major factor in my choice of software and the processing it provided.
The Filmic, when to use? - #36 by jillesvangurp thread has been a good place for me to ponder this, as I figure out how to manage DR with my new camera, as I messed with various tonemap operators and their corresponding consequents. So, here’s the raw from the screenshot I posted in that thread, with the intent to see what others might do with its DR:
(Edit: Raw upload to pixls.us timed out, so I posted the NEF to my webserver…)
The JPEG is the small proof I did with filmic, a bit of saturation, and a crop.