[PlayRaw] Heath

2 shots i made yesterday, just after sunrise. I think others are more capable to get more out of these.


IMG_9010.CR2 (21.5 MB) IMG_9010.CR2.xmp (6.6 KB)


IMG_8994.CR2 (26.3 MB)
IMG_8994.CR2.xmp (4.6 KB)

Both are CC0.

Enjoy, Kees

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A lot of my ‘serious’ images are from morning walkabouts, so I am enamored with getting what I can from shots into the sunrise. Yours are wonderful images; I chose the first one to play with:

The processing chain:

  • group:
    • colorspace:camera,assign - dcraw primaries for your camera.
    • subtract:camera - Your camera metadata calls for subtracting 2048 from the raw image.
    • whitebalance:camera - “As-shot”, 2.115,1.000,1.488
    • demosaic:amaze - Good all-round choice
  • blackwhitepoint:rgb,data,minwhite - Here, the ‘data’ operator tells the tool to scale the data to the min/max of all three channels. However, your image has blown highlights in the sun, so I have a qualifier called ‘minwhite’, which uses the minimum of the three channel maximums, so the blown part resolves to neutral white. I put this qualifier in specifically to accommodate such images…
  • tone:filmic,9.20,0.00,0.20,1.17,1.00,norm - I jinked the filmic ABCD coefficients to pull down the shadows a bit more than your original rendition. This could also be done with a more prosaic S-curve, I think…
  • saturation:1.20 - The colors in this image are wonderful; I gave them a slight bump
  • group:
    • resize:1080 - Playraw resize
    • sharpen:1 - standard output sharpening

Saved to JPEG with a conversion to sRGB/2.2, my standard export for web-destined images.

A really beautiful capture; thanks for sharing…

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Photoflow:

IMG_9010.pfi (37.0 KB)

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DT 2.7 IMG_9010.CR2.xmp (5.9 KB)

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dt 2.7 IMG_9010.CR2.xmp (9.7 KB)

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Beautiful ambience with this light! I have chosen a gentler approach.

IMG_9010.CR2.xmp (21,3 KB)

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IMG_9010.jpg.out.pp3 (12.1 KB)

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Here’s the second image as a rawproc screenshot, same tool chain as the first except I replaced tone:filmic with a curve:

The toe on the left pulls the darkest shadows down, similar to filmic. The rest is just me putting contrast (the steepest part of the curve) where I wanted to accentuate the foreground flowers. The top part is just control, a gradual slope to the top. Note the shape of the curve, not the control points; they’ll be different in your software…

I hope this sort of post doesn’t mangle the intent behind PlayRaw; I just feel compelled to describe what and why…

Two very nice images @andabata!

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IMG_9010.CR2.xmp (7.3 KB) IMG_9010_01.CR2.xmp (8.7 KB)

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RawTherapee plus a 50% blend of “Illustrative look” G’MIC filter:


IMG_9010.jpg.out.pp3 (11.8 KB)

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IMG_9010.jpg.out.pp3 (12.2 KB)

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Wow! I love this photo. I tried to make it more dreamy.


darktable (2.7-git): IMG_9010.CR2.xmp (8.9 KB)

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IMG_8994.CR2.xmp (16.0 KB, darktable 2.6.2)

While working with the raw, the image became more interesting. So many highlights appeared as i walked through my process.
One great improvement was putting a soften effect on the fog which added some dream-like atmosphere in opposite to the strong colors and contrasts in the foreground.
In the lower left side pink is the dominant color, in the lower right it is green. The background has got weaker colors.
It looks like the sun is giving the pink color to the left side while the tree gives the green to the right side.

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RT + Gimp.

I really like @paulmiller s version!

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My attempt with the first image, using mostly the tone mapping tool and several curves applied locally to the top and bottom parts of the image:

IMG_9010.pfi (53.5 KB)

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Just wanted to give a +1 to the “what and why”. I find it very helpful.
Cheers,
Dave

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Thanks, David. That’s really why I wrote my software the way I did; to ‘lay flat’ what’s going on. I’m not a great fan of abstracting stuff in software, IMHO keeps people from understanding things they need to understand.

BTW, I’m from the Louisiana, USA, Butcher clan… :slight_smile:

RT 5.6

IMG_8994.jpg.out.pp3 (11,8 KB)

IMG_9010.jpg.out.pp3 (11,8 KB)

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RT 5.6

fieldsun.RT1.jpg.out.pp3 (11.8 KB)

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I grew up in Ontario, but now live in Vancouver, BC, Canada. (I’ve never been to Louisiana, but maybe it’s time to pay a visit to my long-lost cousins … :slightly_smiling_face: )
I don’t say a lot on this board, but I really like the [PlayRaw] submissions, and I always appreciate your contributions. Thanks!