Street market (Bologna, Italy, December 2019)

EDIT: Sorry, I forgot to upload the RAW. Here it is.

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[That was the time when a deadly virus entered into our private lives. I haven’t traveled since then.]


Pictures you can smell :smiley:

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I would love to edit this image. could you please attach the raw file. Thanks.

@Terry Oops! Sorry, I updated the original post including the RAW file.

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a very nice Italian street atmosphere, for me it’s a holiday atmosphere, La Dolce Vita.
I tried to highlight the contrast of the two light sources (daylight and electric spotlight) while accentuating the colour palette.
DT4.3 + Sigmoid

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Greetings from Brussels


RawTherapee 5.9 dev (dcp|pp3 (23.5 KB))

EDIT: Noticed and removed a very slight greenish haze.


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GIMP. Added a radial gradient and a crop to focus attention on the fruit. Greatly exaggerated colours!

My attempt in dt 4.2.1. It looks pretty similar to most of the others. I probably made the most real change in the extreme highlights.

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You definetely did that! :smile:

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@lightlover You chose a vertical crop similar (but not the same) to that of like @hatsnp.

I like the overall render, also in the colors, it’s very balanced. Thank you.

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Not so easy to develop, the temptation is to brighten it too much at the expense of three-dimensionality.

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Having studied how all of you interpreted your own versions of the light and colors returned by this photo, I started to question my memory about the light and colors of that day.

It was Winter (December 30th), hazy sky, very cold for me. This narrow little road wasn’t touched by sun rays, mid morning, and the artificial lights set a tone (not to talk about those ugly blue leds in the background).

In my memory the overall light and colors were warmer than what Darktable gave me back, so I shifted the color calibration a bit towards warmer tones.

To make it short: tonight I opened the out of camera JPEG for a comparison and probably the scene wasn’t as warm as I remembered it (please notice that in the camera settings I always set the JPEG to be “neutral”).

If you are interested, here it is.


Yes. Very balanced, as I said.

Thought I would add a little daylight to the scene. :slight_smile:

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My version…

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Thanks for posting
darktable 4.2

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