We don't need no stinking gamut limits!

So … I quite like this capture. My preferred rendition is a bit Spinal Tap (up to 11), however for display on a monitor and never printed, I prefer the look to a much flatter treatment.

Suggested: emphasize the surfer, the kite, and the houses your way (what’s my way?)

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A more conservative first shot:


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okay i give up. where is this? worser bay? lyall bay on a day with a light southerly?

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Great shot. :slight_smile:
I liked the foreground, so used a graduated mask and an instance of exposure to balance the brightness a bit.
My saturation is higher than yours. :wink:
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I have tried to follow your suggestion. Tricky but great fun!
I may make many more attempts at this.

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Second try. Still a more or less the same crop but all in all more punchy:


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Thank you for the play. That was fun. Edit with ART, GIMP and G’MIC:

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My version…

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Attempt number 2 - as always in GIMP.

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My interpretation.


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@martin.scharnke , did you use some sort of tilt-shift photography here? The vanishing lines that I can draw from the buildings almost seem to show an inverted perspective.

Here is my version (daktable + custom film sim).

Portra400 + Ektarcolor RA4 print


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Puts me in mind of Contrast-Limited Adaptive Histogram Equalization (CLAHE). Got this with one click:

For those in the know: block size 63; histogram 128; max slope 5.0. No other adjustments …

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My try with dt 4.6.1. I didn’t crop, because I like the white surf in the foreground.


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In GIMP there is Stress (GIMP>Colors>Tone Mapping>Stress). The only disadvantage is that you have to be patient. Even with a fast computer. The filter gives the best result with an image with the highest precision. (GIMP>Image>Precision).

The CLAHE filter is available in Siril.

@snibgo has an implementation of CLAHE and other neat tricks on his site, though it is primarily Windows batch/CMD oriented scripting.

BTW, I am appreciating the flatter renditions.

After I wrote my CLAHE page, a -clahe option was added to ImageMagick, so that is available on all platforms.

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FWIW, mine was done by a plugin in ‘ImageJ’ now a.k.a ‘Fiji’.

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