[PlayRaw] Sailing Scene @ Garda Lake



I made some edits with darktable of this shot of mine and I really find difficult to make the background pop up from the haze…have fun with this!

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Nice scene you have there! Were you on a sailboat yourself? How was the wind? Bookmarked for processing. :slight_smile:

(Gustavo Adolfo) #3

Tough and nice to play with! Thanks for sharing.

The best I could do was triplicating filmic and remove haze/adjust colors with tone curve. It seems artificial to me (especially the water), but at least I could recover some detail in the background (I think… :thinking:).

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(Glenn Butcher) #4

I’m a sucker for sailing pictures…

Here’s my take, in rawproc:

  1. open with colorspace=prophoto;gamma=linear;whitebalance=auto; this is my default playraw open
  2. denoise:wavelet
  3. blackwhitepoint:rgb, to stretch the contrast
  4. curve:blue, I don’t have a dehaze tool, so this is my attempt to neutralize its blue cast only in the lower and mid-tones
  5. curve:rgb: attempt to adjust the overall tones
  6. crop: put the sailboat on the right third line, put the sky into a bit more prominence
  7. saturation: just a bit, to see what would happen
  8. resize: to a manageable upload size
  9. sharpen: because I always do that post-resize

(Ingo Weyrich) #5

I love that bird in the sky

(St.Stephen) #6

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(Shreedhar Inamdar) #8

RawTherapee and GIMP gave me this:


Unfortunately I wasn’t on that boat but it would be great! :slight_smile:


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Rawtherapee and the auto stretch contrast tool in gimp


I was playing with G’MIC and accidentally came across an interesting effect. Thought it might suit this photo. Minimal processing. The contrast might be too low for your liking…

1. PhotoFlow → basic processing → filmic (OCIO; very low contrast)
2. gmic→ new effect

Zoom 100% and enjoy!

(jimplaxco.com and artsnova.com) #12

My take using Rawtherapee:

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Of the ones uploaded so far, the one I like best is the one uploaded by @yteaot

(jimplaxco.com and artsnova.com) #13

And another version for consideration.

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What I don’t like are the artifacts in the clouds; they are quite numerous and distracting. I know that @yteaot tends to push the processing to the seams and I agree it seems to work for this photo.

(Merkstә « Selbst) #15

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(Colin Pittendrigh) #16

Garde See or Lago de Garda? I saw it 60 years ago driving South from Germany into Italy in a Rambler Station Wagon that came across the Atlantic on the Queen Elizabeth. In those daze the Rambler was a small car in the States–and an enormous one in Europe. I’ll see what I can do.

…or maybe not. I only see a jpeg to download.

(jimplaxco.com and artsnova.com) #17

I completely missed that until pulling up the larger version. For me it was the mountains and the greenery that made it.

(senpai) #18

darktable 2.6.1

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(Jilles Van Gurp) #19

Managed to recover some detail in the dark hazy mountains. However, there’s very little color information there. Tough shot to get right and you exposed maybe a bit to conservatively leaving not a lot tonal range to work with. On the plus side, no blown out highlights in the sky.

I started with the filmic module to get the overall tone right. I then used the haze filter and zone system to compress the mountains with a parametric mask to limit the effect a bit. Then I used a series of tone curves to work on the sky and the mountains again. I used color zones to boost contrast outside a narrow band of blue that seems to make the most of this. Denoise profile to smooth out some of the noise in the dark parts.

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(senpai) #20

darktable 2.6.1 TRY N&B

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