[Play Raw] The ant in the merry-go-round

Trying to get a new perspective on things with my latest lens. While submitting I find that I got so obsessed with the ant that I left a bit of blown out sky.

This picture (Jpeg and CR2) is licensed Creative Commons, By-Attribution, Share-Alike
(Creative Commons, By-Attribution, Share-Alike).

CR2 file is here


I’m probably doing something wrong but the Dropbox link seem to be a jpg file, not CR2. BTW, what sort of species of thing is that? (Not the ant.)

Here’s my version with darktable, a little saturated with blue sky :slightly_smiling_face::

AntInMerryGoRound.CR2.xmp (20,0 KB)


DropBox shows you a JPEG preview, but if you hit the download button you get a CR2.

Superb picture indeed: congratulations :slight_smile:

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Tried to keep it a bit more natural. Thank you for the picture!

AntInMerryGoRound.CR2.xmp (11.1 KB)

A different kind of crop:

AntInMerryGoRound.CR2.xmp (17.2 KB)


Small edits

darktable 2.6.2
here is my vision, why not ^^
AntInMerryGoRound.CR2.xmp (16,7 Ko)


AntInMerryGoRound.CR2.xmp (7.8 KB) AntInMerryGoRound_01.CR2.xmp (8.7 KB)

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Lovely image. Insomnia speaking to me.

1 PhotoFlow no-clip linear float. 2 gmic filter pixels, focus crop, resize, “microbe texture” filter, blend, HLG, LoG sharpen, 2-curves, frame.

PS hint: zoom 100% (click or tap twice) to see the neat texture!

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I was also thinking about that kind of crop to solve the bleak sky problem :slight_smile:

Night and day I scan horizon, sea and sky
My spirit wanders endlessly
Until the day will dawn and friends from home
discover why
Hear me calling, rescue me
Set me free, set me free

Lost in this place, and leave no trace
Stranger in a strange land
Land of ice and snow (Iron Maiden)

AntInMerryGoRound.jpg.out.pp3 (12.6 KB)


AntInMerryGoRound.CR2.xmp (5.5 KB)

Nice photo. Hard to resist not saturating the colors. Also applied a little filmic.