That time of year again

I was in Faskally forest for the Park Run yesterday and noticed the leaves are starting to turn. It is a little early this year, possibly because the trees have been stressed by the long hot summer.

The colours are a little over-exaggerated, but give it a week or two…

20220917_0019.NEF (54.9 MB)
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Thanks for posting,
daktable 4.0

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Another of your beautiful photographs and apologies for what I have done to it - I decided to play. All done in GIMP as usual.

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This is my try. Trying to preserve some detail in the sky.

20220917_0019.NEF.xmp (10.5 KB)

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A slightly different take… Thanks for the photo!
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My version…

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I really like this version. I just downloaded the .xmp and have spent the last 10min looking at it and switching modules on and off. I nearly fell off my chair when I saw the stack of 8 instances of color balance rgb!
I’m impressed… the end result looks almost like a painting, yet natural as well.

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Thank you very much for your nice comment.
I’m glad you like it…
The fault that it has so many instances of balane color is his fault
@difrkaguilar :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: :joy: who shared some presets for the color balance module. (if I remember correctly, he was not the author of the originals, but he modified them and shared them). (8.2 KB)

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who make this software better and better.
They make and share:heart:
Sorry for my english


Another play. I wished to see what extremes I could go to after my previous effort. All done in GIMP by way of an experiment.
Profound apologies to epeeist for what I have done to his image!

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There is a stand of larches just above the lower bridge at the Falls of Bruar. It isn’t quite ready yet, but it is spectacular when the colours turn:



Thank you very much for sharing the presets! I look forward to trying them out… I’m sure I will learn something too.
Buenos días! (I hope I got that right)

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Nice shot.

Here’s my B&W take, trying to bring the sky back a bit while drawing out the depth in the stand of trees as seen in the reflection.

ART edit file:
20220917_0019.NEF.arp (15.8 KB)

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I also took the liberty to play with your file. I tried to stay “natural” and put more weight on the cropping. I did one color / one B&W. Used darktable 4.0.
Nice shot, btw.!
Have a nice day, bye, Spotty
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Here’s the sidecar-files:
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@Spotty110 welcome! If you want people to see your edits in the post (usually the preference of the coummunity) upload a jpeg instead of a tif.


Here is my version, thanks for sharing
Darktable 4.0.1

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Greetings from Brussels,