[PlayRaw] 5: Friendly, Old Mastiff

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(Morgin) #1

I know I’ve already submitted an image for PlayRaw, but I was perusing my archives and rediscovered this lovable, old girl. Her name was Hope and she was patiently waiting outside a local bagel shop for her owner who had promised her some cream cheese.

Since I’ve had so much fun editing and reediting her over the years, I thought it might be appropriate to share so that others might have a go.

Hope: The Big Friendly Mastiff Raw
https://pixls.us/files/playraw/MLC-_DSC4825.NEF
Darktable xmp

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I edited this example almost entirely in Darktable only using GIMP to resize and to add a custom curve to bring up the blacks and pop the highlights:

I can’t help myself. I have an addiction. :yum:


#2

Hm… Haven’t we all?
Nice to see a darktable example – DT is an area where I presently know far too little…


(Morgin) #3

I’ve really been digging on it lately. I’m still the most comfortable in GIMP, but DT’s blending and masking options have made it my go to Raw editor.


(Jonas Wagner) #4

A very nice photo @MLC

Here is my edit:


_DSC4825.NEF.xmp (12.0 KB)


#5

Since she is so cute, I gave her sort of a glamour treatment :slight_smile:


#6

Or perhaps she perfers a slightly softer version?


#7

A touch of Retinex and Tonemapping in Rawtherapee


(Morgin) #8

I like the soft warmth in this one.:slight_smile:
Edit to take out weird commas. Toddler on the lap is not conducive to typing accurately.


#9

I agree, great edit @Jonas_Wagner


(Mica) #10

Rawtherapee with some wavlet contrast. Then gimp for some masking, gmic Gaussian blur, and gmic Lucy-richardson sharpening.


#11

All done in DT

_DSC4825.NEF.xmp (26.6 KB)


(Carmelo Dr Raw) #12

@MLC very nice photo, and nice image to play with!

Here is my first attempt. I have tried to get the most out of the fur texture, using desaturation, RGB curves, masks, local contrast and bit of USM:

_DSC4825.pfi


(Antonio Mini) #13

My interpretation in B&W of this beautiful dame. All masking, conversions and enhancements done in Darktable.


#14

Thought I’d try untilting the head for fun.


(Mica) #15

The untilting, the lower key choice, and cool tone give your version a much sadder feel than all the others.


#16

In that case @paperdigits I’d reshoot while waving a stack of bacon near the camera. At least that gets my dog to smile.


(todd) #17

very nice shot. seems to lend itself to film emulation but didn’t go aggressively in that direction… rawtherapee to gimp with some nik cfx also…


#18

Raw Therapee. Took liberty with color. Criticism welcome. Also, my first Play Raw, so let me know if I haven’t followed procedure.


_DSC4825RTsRGB.tif.out.pp3 (10.0 KB)


(Morgin) #19

I think it may be tad dark for my taste. But I really like the colors.:grin:


(Thomas) #20

No new PlayRaws :slightly_frowning_face:, so I was looking for an older one :grinning:. I tried to bring some sharpness back into the snout and a little glow into the eyes. Darktable only.


MLC-_DSC4825.NEF.xmp (10.4 KB)