Here is a raw for you to play with, showing the Dornbusch Lighthouse, a wonderful place at the northern end of the island of Hiddensee in the Baltic Sea. This is one of my favorite shots during the last months. A little later I found out that this is obviously one of the most common perspectives to capture this lighthouse.
Anyway, I thougth it might be interesting to add some spice to this play raw and define a little constraint: A film emulation (or simulation) should be involved in your edit (no matter how it is realized). I’m curious how you are using film emulations. Do you try to reproduce a particular film as good as possible or is it just a place to start from? Are these film emulations authentic? Please try to find a few words about your processing and which film you emulated.
(In case you want to edit this raw without involving any film emulation, just point it out clearly, please )
So, here is the raw:
DSCF0083.RAF (32.2 MB)
This file is licensed under ‘Creative Commons, By-Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-Alike5’
Maybe I should start with one of my own edits (yes, quite often I have multiple edits and it is so hard to decide
This version was processed in darktable, using the ‘Kodak Ektachrome 100 VS generic’ preset, which have been offered for download here, quite a while ago in this post.
(Thanks a lot for this @PkmX!)
Apart from using the style, I only added some corrections using the shadows/highlight module and ‘chose’ a white balance… I did not shoot much film yet and when I did, I scanned it, which seems not to be the best idea in order to learn about the real characteristics of these films. When using these emulation styles in darktable, it only sets the tone curve and the clut module. Changing the white balance has a very strong impact on the characteristics of the result. Making it even harder to judge if the film emulation is authentic. What is the adequate white balance for what film emulation? Something like daylight for a daylight film? I know, the aspect of authenticity is not too important in order to create a pleasant result. However, at least for me it would be interesting to see edits, which you consider to be authentic.
OK, so let’s see, what you come up with!