[Play Raw] Noctilucent clouds

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Nice shot! here is my take


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edit:
added a little of saturation

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Photoflow. Just using shadows/hilights and a colour correction layer.

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Great picture. Here is my try, Raw Therapee 5.6.

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Certainly impressive image. I love it! :grinning:

RT 5.6 wavelenh branch

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Super shot @wocket and fun to play with. The sky is the obvious star of the show, but I really liked the reflected glow that was available from the boat in the foreground. I didn’t really do much with this, as it was pretty enjoyable as-is.

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Very nice image!!

In RT:

  • basics + tried to add a little color contrast in the oranges and the blues

In Gimp:

  • Boosted the reds on the “ground” and the blues in the sky and water using R and B channels in luminance mode and selecting locations with masks. Just adds a little magic!

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In RT , how do you add "color contrast in the oranges and the blue " ?

I used the lab tool, hue, vs hue equalizer but you could also you the HSV tool. Look in which hue range the colors are and the spread that range, e.g. pull the oranges towards the red and the yellows towards the green.
Same for the sky, pull the blues towards thepink and the teal towards the green.
Depending on the image and how close the hues are to one another this works sometimes better and sometimes it doesn’t.

I tried "mask and notification > LC H " but the effect was so subltle , I could hardly see any difference.
Color and light gave some effect:

Maybe I’m on the wrong place …

admittedly, for this image the effect was hardly visible. :nerd_face:
But on some images it adds just a tad of something, though it is never something super apparent.

Here is a crop of the waterfront.

With Hue Contrast

Without Hue Contrast

And here are the settings in the Hue vs. Hue Equalizer:

If you scroll back and forth between the two images you can kind of see the effect on the houses.
Hope this helped

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Sorry my bad , I misunderstood .I thought you used it in Local adjustment. I just could not find the LAB there.
I know about the LAB and HSV , I use it pretty often- mostly the LAB. It’s the same as HSL in Lightroom …:grinning:

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Plus shadows/highlights in gimp

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Very nice image, highly inspiring!

A quick edit with PhotoFlow, using mostly the relight and tone mapping filters. I have also opted for a cooler WB that the in-camera one, to stress the “night feel”:

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One more try, with better contrast in the clouds:

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Stunning image @Wocket. Here is a nocturnal version with RT 5.6
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Another try with RT 5.6
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