And one from me, RT + Gimp…
OK. Here is a colour version, purely RT5.4. The texture of the sweater is a counterpoint to the smoothness of the skin. So kept both of them illuminated.
patdavid-Mairi_Troisieme.jpg.out.pp3 (11.3 KB)
Super late entry, but as this thread was reviewed…
Basics done in RT, then into Gimp where I used different curves on the face, hair, cardigan and background.
My attempt, with darktable.
The first is an attempt to stay in topic with the original article: “A Chiaroscuro Portrait”.
I remove base curve & tone curve & highlight reconscruction, after I brighted the image with
## contrast brightness saturation ## saturation -1 blend mode addition luminosity mask 0 50 50 100
and I adjusted tones with zone system
The second is more inspired by some very dark paintings by Caravaggio. I turn off base curve and I darkened the image with
## contrast brightness saturation ## contrast +0.2 saturation -1 blend mode multiply
after I adjust tone with tone_curve (middle contrast) and
## levels system ## mode automatic black 0.1% gray 55% white 99.9%
RT only (little unsharp mask with Gimp)
Finally decided what to do. Here is my take.
PhotoFlow → HL mode (blend) → linear Rec2020 (no clipping) → 32f
gmic → fill unwanted pixels → smooth (guided, 1/2) → adjust brightness, contrast (curves, face) → my filter (unpublished) → contrast enhancement → rotate → crop → sharpen → resize → frame
Zoom 100% to enjoy!
I think she’s become a named storm.
Or maybe a distant galaxy.
Alternatively, one can always go down the mad route.