[Play Raw] Glaciers, Birds, and Seals at Jökulsárlón / Iceland


(Glenn Butcher) #21

The unadorned image had vignetting in the corners, so I started with a crop. I didn’t mess with white balance because the bluish tint gives the feeling of “Cold”…

A curve was the next operation; blacks weren’t at black, so I scooched the lower control point over to put them near 0. I put in another couple of points to make an “s” curve to increase the contrast.

I sharpened the full-sized image (I don’t normally do this) to put some “sparkle” in the ice.

A bit of saturation because I love the blue colors that come out of ice.

Resize for posting and my standard post-resize minimal sharpen.


Then, because I thought there might be a better way to put depth in the composition, a crop:

Nice raw!

(Gustavo Adolfo) #22

In trying to simplify my workflow above, I go with @msd way of recovering highlights in DT, and his inverted graduated density to pop the foreground. I also replaced wavelet sharpening in gimp by the highpass filter. So, I’m only DT now.

20180829-171901.rw2.xmp (27.9 KB)


Nice crop.

@ggbutcher I didn’t like how the crop chopped off the flock of birds. See @Thomas_Do’s for comparison.

(Glenn Butcher) #24

Ack, missed that. Good catch…

(Stefan) #25

Great idea - I think the scenery makes for an excellent B&W image.


Haven’t been here for quite some time, so I thought I’d do a playraw again.

Basics done in RT:

20180829-171901_R.tif.out.pp3 (10.8 KB)

Then painted in some subtle highlights and shadows in Gimp, just to add a little shine: