Quick study in texture

A closeup of some wine bottle corks laying around a few minutes ago. Below is my squared-off B&W rendition. Got other ideas?

My ART sidecar: 2022-09-26-007.CR3.arp (12.1 KB)

RAW file:
2022-09-26-007.CR3 (17.8 MB)

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With RT5.8-dev.
My crazy idea: A color negative:

20220926_2022-09-26-007_RT.jpg.out.pp3 (18,9 KB)



@arturoisilvia Oooh! Love it.

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Thanks for posting,
darktable 4.0.1

2022-09-26-007_02.CR3.xmp (11.4 KB)

Here is my take on the image. Nearly monochrome, but just a hint of color using the color zones module to desaturate most colors. Also I used the retouch module to add to the top right corner rather than cropping out the distraction.
2022-09-26-007.CR3.xmp (6.4 KB)

Here’s mine, also processed in ART. I loaded your arp file, kept your crop, switched all other modules off and used Local Editing only. My idea was to let the central cork spring out by “high-lighting” it a bit. No masks used.

2022-09-26-007.jpg.out.arp (12.5 KB)


@paulmatthijsse Straightforward and highly effective treatment - I like the tonal range. :+1: