Sunrise above Monaco

this is a picture taken on an amazing morning in the mountains above Monaco in June 2017.
I have developed this raw file again recently while learning the new filmic RGB module in darktable 3.0.1.
It was difficult for me to get the special mood of the morning into the final image.
I am looking forward to see what you are getting out of this file.
Have fun while playing with the file.

Raw file: P1100003.RW2 (18.9 MB)

This file is licensed Creative Commons, By-Attribution, Share-Alike.


Wow, nice view :smiley:

P1100003.RW2.xmp (37.7 KB, dt 3.1)

P1100003.RW2.xmp (14.5 KB)


P1100003.jpg.out.pp3 (11.9 KB)
RT5.8dev (commit cdf8d8ec7)

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ART 1.2

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P1100003.RW2 does not appear to be the same image as P1100004. Is that possible?

Oh sorry,

I have uploaded the wrong jpeg.
This is my attempt from the uploaded raw file.
Sorry, for the mistake!


Nice one.
More light to the foreground by use of a second instance of exposure module plus a gradient mask.

P1100003_01.RW2.xmp (24.7 KB) (dt 3.1.0)


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I have just signed up, because I could not resist the temptation to have a try at this wonderful image. I am very much a beginner. I have increased the contrast in the darkest areas and added an overlay of FEA45C to the brightest parts - all done in GIMP.


Very nice @david! Welcome.

Nice photo for a playraw @brabbel. I decided to crop out the foreground and focus strictly on the main subject. Panoramic view of a sunrise over Monaco marina. (Worth looking at the place because, apparently, one pays about 100,000 USD for a five night parking fee during the F-1 race!)
Here is a execution of that idea using RawTherapee 5.8.
P1100003.jpg.out.pp3 (12.4 KB)

My take. RT+G’MIC.

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Lovely shot, thanks for sharing!
My attempt using ART 1.2 development version with new texture boost.

No local masks were needed, just tone equalizer, curve, soft light, local contast, texture boost. I found that colour propagation produced a nice looking sun, whereas blend produced ugly yellow halos. Just an observation, not a criticism of the software.
Monaco sunrise.RW2.arp (11.4 KB)