Not surprising, I don’t think that sky was a very strong blue to begin with. It feels like fairly typical weather for the region.
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I wasn’t having any success… So I thought, why not have no success but at least have some fun
If memory serves, it was a rather hazy day. Blisteringly hot, too.
Great pic. I went for something painterly.
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I love your rendering! Amazing!
G’MIC’s dehaze and Filter Factory’s Inkrubber (User Filter; like Inkrubber for how it handles greens and blues; use it a lot in my fake IRs).
As mentioned in the initial post, the point of this picture was to have a wall print. Well, here it is:
I think it actually turned out really well. It catches the eye, without being distracting. The water looks satisfyingly wet, for lack of a better word, and the sky draws you in, but doesn’t overwhelm.
I had it printed with Whitewall in Germany. They were not the fastest, compared to other labs. I had beforehand ordered a sampler set of the various materials they have on offer, and a small test print to check the color reproduction. This was extremely useful, as the test print was not at all satisfactory; the difference between a screen rendition and the print were too great to anticipate. But with appropriate adjustments, the final print looks very good!
Quality is only OK. This was somewhat anticipated, and specifically the reason for choosing canvas over less forgiving materials. But the original image wasn’t perfectly sharp to begin with, and noticeably soft on the right edge in particular. Lightroom’s AI upscaling helped some, as did judicious sharpening in darktable. But if you look closely, you can tell. (But you don’t notice that at normal viewing distances).
Very satisfying, overall.
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