Wow it has been a while since I have done one of these. Part of the reason is I have mainly been using Lightroom due to having switched to a Mac and not exactly having a proper workflow for Open Source yet. This does not mean I am not still messing around with darktable however. So here I bring one of my most recent shots.
Not the best shot for a few reasons. The first being the weather was just not cooperating. I had to wait nearly 30 mins just for the sun to get blocked by a cloud so that the top of the falls was not totally blown. Also the darn wind would not cooperate causing some of the trees to blur a bit.
Either way this will be a really fun edit due to some of the exposure challenges I had. In all honestly I should have bracketed and HDR stacked but not exactly a option due to only having a really small window for the shot due to having nearly no cloud cover for the sun.
Raw file: 20190809-RickettsGlen-0006.CR2 (24.1 MB)
I will show my darktable edit first. Been a while but mainly uses filmic, tone equalizer, some tone curves, haze removal for a touch of extra contrast and a lowpass filter soft light blended for some little extra contrast mainly on the rocks as well as a custom exposure vignette. I had some issues preserving the details here with dt as you will see if you compare to my LR edit. Most likely because I am not as familiar with this software yet.
DT 2.7 xmp file: 20190809-RickettsGlen-0006.CR2.xmp (13.3 KB)
Finally here is my LR edit. Admittedly I put a bit more effort into this as this is the edit I posted to my Flickr. Uses some brush work and such to accentuate the depth outside of that just some very basic edits and a custom vignette as well using exposure. Keep in mind I am much more familiar with LR so it kinda shows.
Hope everyone enjoys editing this photo.