[PlayRaw] Parrot Tulip 🦜


(Thomas) #1

Today, on Sunday I was a little bored. Rainy weather and nothing reasonable to photograph.
That’s why I took a picture of the flowers on our kitchen table.
Have fun with it :slight_smile: .

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Below, my version done with darktable.

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I gave it a more fiery look by reducing the green channel using white balance.

Done with Filmulator.

(Shreedhar Inamdar) #3

Emergence of purity from a primordial swirl!

Done with RT and bit of GIMP
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Beauty @Thomas_Do thanks for allowing us to mess with it =)

In PhF main focus was to give sensualy lick on each petal, stopped here.
NOTE to @Carmelo_DrRaw I did my usual conspurcation but somehow the export was inmediate… I almost cried, what the fuck are you feeding the child you scene referred non flying wizard!!!

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Then to Mr Parthas’ gimp 2.10 rc wii-glich build, ended up using g’mic exclusively; the usual suspects: DRincrease, some local normal vanila enhancementations, A LOT of fumbling with layer blend modes, testing deblur ( I wished digikam sharpening method was available, that is guuud) and 1 LUT (for personal ref jorgito - if I’m not mistalen I think I’ve already shared that one here on the pixls’ forums). Of course a coarse golden grain shower on top of everything. G’mic was on mushs but I respect all binaries the same :stuck_out_tongue:

Anyway, we arrived here and it’s good enough 4 me =)



Emergence of purity from a primordial swirl!

@shreedhar brother … you’re a one with the flower, respect


The blur is strong with this one (f/36). Here is my take.

1 Photoflow → linear Rec.2020 (no clipping) → lens corrections.
2 gmic → interpolate bad pixels → brighten darks and lights separately → slightly remove blur (Richardson-Lucy) → sharpen (tonal) → resize → sharpen (edge).

(St.Stephen) #7

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This is fun!

(Pat David) #8

I couldn’t resist. My own quick pass in RawTherapee…

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I did sharpen slightly in GIMP and add a little bit of grain.

(Thomas) #9

Such a colorful flower, but b/w is also nice. Thanks @sls141 and @patdavid. So here is my above version without color.

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My alt take.

2 gmic → interpolate bad pixels → equalize local contrast → crop → high contrast B&W → flatten, brighten and add contrast to mids and lights → sharpen (tonal) → resize → sharpen (edge) → add frame.


My fav crop so far, intimate, nurturing the deep B&W, full of movement… well done bud!!! :+1: :goat: :rainbow:

Allow me to imitate the master

(Mica) #12

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(Roel) #13

I tried to go the opposite of vibrant or b/w, and choose to unleash some pastel onto this tulip.

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That is high praise. I did spend a lot of time working and thinking on what to do with the soft factor. My colour image was purposefully subtle yet detailed so as to get the viewer to linger on it and look beyond the plastic appearance. The second, as you remarked, is about texture and movement. I am not an artist but thanks to @Thomas_Do, I was inspired to be one :baby_chick:.


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(Glenn Butcher) #16

This, is an outstanding image. With rawproc, a bit of abstraction:

(Merkstә « Selbst) #17

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after RT, get to gmic (equalize local histograms // -fx_map_tones_fast 20,0.2,11,0 // -simplelocalcontrast_p 25,1,50,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1 opacity 40%), then silver-efex :wink:

(Andrew Keech) #18

Cracking image, beautiful flower. This was lots of fun to let loose and push the limits of color and contrast, keeping detail in the brightly lit feathered edges of the petals. Was trying to pay close attention to the blues and greens, also the incredible violet and brown anthers on the stamen. Exported as flat and neutral as possible from darktable, and took it all the way up in gimp.

Darktable flat export
Full blast chiaroscuro out of gimp

edit: In all my excitement I didn’t sharpen the final result, so fixed that.


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(Bri) #21

Parrot Tulip by Thomas_Do CC BY-NC-SA.CR2.xmp (7.2 KB)

Here’s my version, as edited on my live stream! You can still see the process for the next two weeks at twitch.tv/chicagocameraslinger

Thank you for sharing!!