[Play Raw] Sky, sea and rocks with reflecting light near Guérande

Hello !
Here is a processed version of a raw file I snapped a few month ago on a very windy day near Guérande (Fr). The raw file is barely clipped and almost everything is in the censor dynamic range (even though the tiny DR of the lumix GH1). Although the raw file should be really workable I don’t think I managed to get the dramatic effect I can muster from this scenery and looking for tricks to achieve that so I’m letting the files here !

P1030207.RW2 (13.0 MB) P1030207.RW2.xmp (30.5 KB)

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Tough shot to edit, at least for me it was. I’ll be interested in what others can do. Thanks for the image to play with.

P1030207.RW2.xmp (13.6 KB)


@clind Nice composition. You have been on a roll lately. :slight_smile:

P1030207.RW2.xmp (8.8 KB) P1030207_01.RW2.xmp (10.0 KB)
What was I thinking? Why or how I changed the white balance, I can’t answer that now. Fatigue probably. Here is everything the same but the camera’s original white balance.


@Bbawt I like what you’ve done with the tone equalizer and the color balance :slight_smile: I do not use these enough and here it really brings the murky areas out of the shadow and give them a proper place, the kind of tip I was looking for, thanks !

@afre I guess that I manage to get something out of the lock-down after all

@sls141 Original use of Bloom to manipulate the sky dynamic, I do not use “blend modes” enough but I’ll try that trick.

My try using RT 5.8

P1030207_RT-1.jpg.out.pp3 (25.3 KB)

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Here is an attempt to get a cheerful image using GIMP and RawTherapee.
P1030207.RW2.pp3 (12.3 KB)

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My take. Thank you for a really nice pic!

P1030207.RW2_hohoho.pp3 (12.2 KB)


Nice shot.

sky.sea.rocks_01.rw2.xmp (14.3 KB) darktable 3.0.2

Thanks for sharing!


Thanks for your photo, My try with DT 3.0.1

P1030207.RW2.xmp (11.6 KB)

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P1030207.pfi (32.8 KB)


I really like what you did with the colors, I’ll try to mimic that in Darktable :slight_smile:

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P1030207.RW2.xmp (12.1 KB)

P1030207_01.RW2.xmp (21.2 KB)

P1030207.pfi (50.7 KB)

My try in GIMP. I think I got carried away with this one! Also I have just noticed that I have introduced artifacts around the rocks.


Artifacts apart (the bright sky visible through the trees and around the outer left and right parts of the horizon too ?), nice sky, tones and subtly light up houses on the coast, I like the idea !

Here’s my attempt in dt3.0.2 Looks a bit muddy in the sRGB export for some reason.

P1030207.RW2.xmp (20.2 KB)

Thank you for the kind words. As to the artifacts, I think the
moral is that I should walk away at regular intervals and return
with fresh eyes. Hopefully I have learnt something from this

P1030207.RW2.xmp (9.1 KB)

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