[Play Raw] Sunlit pink blooms

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Having trouble getting the image to ‘pop’. The sunlight on the branch was rather striking when i shot the picture, but I cant really get an image to do it justice in RawTherapee.

(This is my first Play Raw, I hope I did everything right)

That’s what I would o in darktable 2.7.

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I would edit it like this in darktable to make the branch pop.

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Think it has much to do with the harsh sunlight, you get more ‘pop’ in the morning or evening where you see finer contrast in the midtones
You have a good separation Form the background in the power left area where the background is dark.

Getting close to what i have in mind. I’ll have to poke around the PP3 when i get a chance.

In Filmulator, with:

Highlight Recovery 2
Exposure Comp +2.33
Drama 80
White Clipping Point 0.6776
Shadow Brightness 337.5


Heavy use of Shadows/Highlights module in RT helped me to get this.
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ADDED a tweak using LAB module to enhance the effect a bit more.
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Thought they could need some bloom

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Darktable 2.6.2


If I know the species (Lagerstroemia indica), should it look like this?:

RT 5.6
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Region of interest for me.

1 PhotoFlow lens corrections, no-clip linear float. 2 gmic filter pixels, closeup crop, noise, 2 curves, guided smooth, LoG sharpen, resize, LoG sharpen. Zoom and enjoy!

PS Unsatisfied with this take. Processed it in the middle of improving my gmic filters; will release a v2 once they are done.

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I played a bit with filmic and whitebalance in Darktable. The color temperature is a bit too cold without correction. Also did a bit with the saturation.

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Good tip with the white balance, I bumped it up about 500K

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