[Play Raw] Water Lilies

I am trying to learn the photoflow programme. Seems very very good to me. Here is one of the files that got totally transformed by photoflow. Thought of putting it up as a Play Raw so that every one can have fun.

IMG_3756.CR2 (20.1 MB)
Licensed under creative license CC- by- SA.
This was shot with old manual SMC Takumar 200mm f4 lens. So the contrast in the original was very low. Here is my version with photoflow:


IMG_3756 Water Lilies.jpg.pfi (30.8 KB)

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Wow the light on that flower is just fantastic!

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All thanks to photoflow!

Well done, @shreedhar! (and well done @Takumar :slight_smile: )

/Claes in Lund, Sweden

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I went for a creative color grading


I like a green/magenta color contrast for this particular shot :relaxed:
IMG_3756.CR2.pp3 (13.3 KB)

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my first play RAW <3


graded in Darktable, tried to make that flower glow
edit: oh I guess I should add the xmp: IMG_3756.CR2.xmp (11.0 KB)

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I would like to contribute two edits of mine for this lovely photo, both just using darktable.


IMG_3756.CR2.xmp (9.0 KB)


IMG_3756_01.CR2.xmp (10.0 KB)

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Looks like you got a grip on the software very quickly!

I took your .pfi file as a starting point, and did few tweaks:

  • moved the crop at the top of the stack, so that it can be modified without influencing the masks in the other tools
  • I locally increased the contrast around the flower (very slightly), using a combination of exposure compensation and negative gamma
  • I added some vignetting by darkening the top-right corner
  • I cropped with a 3:2 aspect ratio, putting the yellow part of the flower in the bottom-left third

Here is what I got:


IMG_3756 - PhF2.jpg.pfi (42.1 KB)

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Good idea about moving crop to the top!
About the crop, I wanted to create diagonal composition with bottom left leaf, flower & bud and right corner leaf. Viewer’s eyes move smoothly from bottom left to top right and come back again to the middle object of the odd number of items.
Now, with your crop, the bottom left leaf is incomplete and the eyes move in a curve from bottom left to the top center leaf, leaving image left heavy. Also, now it is a picture of flower, not about flower and leaves.
Just my two bits :slight_smile:

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IMG_3756.CR2.xmp (8.4 KB)

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A single spot in RawTherapee 5.4 newlocallab branch raising a subtle shade, blur inverse.

IMG_3756.CR2.pp3 (13.2 KB)

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Great image! @shreedhar wonderful interpretation. My humble version in darktable.

IMG_3756
IMG_3756.CR2.xmp (8.9 KB)

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IMG_3756.CR2.xmp (8.4 KB)

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing. :smiley: I don’t think I quite got the flower glow like @shreedhar did.

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IMG_3756.CR2.xmp (6.5 KB)

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When I crop this much, I’m often compelled to ‘go abstract’:


Just a bit of over-sharpening.

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Really nice photo

Dreamy

IMG_3756.CR2.xmp (15.0 KB)

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@shreedhar Thanks for sharing. I like your take the most.

Remarks:
– Triangle reminds me of my own profile picture :stuck_out_tongue:.
– Tried rotating and cropping it but decided against it.
– Could have probably added contrast to the stamen.

Workflow:
1 PhotoFlow → linear Rec.2020 (no clipping).
2 gmic → interpolate unwanted pixels → curves (brighten; darken mids; crush blacks and add contrast) → reduce darks’ chroma → sharpen (tone) → resize → sharpen (edge).

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I forgot to mention that I also enjoyed @age’s take. It is so bright and cheerful :sunny:.

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Reducing the shadow chroma was a great touch!

I can’t resist waterlilies. Here’s mine with Darktable and GIMP 2.10

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