Darkroom Challenge Digital Darkroom Derby #134 CLOSED + Results

Stiga

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Start Date
Jul 16, 2023

End Date
Jul 19, 2023

This is Digital Darkroom Derby #134, a digital image editing/processing challenge.

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The RAW file can be downloaded here.
The JPEG file can be downloaded here.

Please read the rules here. - Short version: The host provides the challenge image / images and selects the winner, who then becomes the next host.
 
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Admittedly I didn't know what to do with this and so I just played around....... I ran the CR2 file through DxO PureRAW 3 to do some lens correction and sharpening, before importing the resulting DNG file into Capture One Pro 23 as usual.

Then I fiddled around with a mixture of Exposure reduction, Saturation increase, Highlight recovery and Shadow recovery, before warning up the White Balance a bit. Finally cropped the image to 3:2 aspect ratio to get rid of the light from the sky to the top right, which I believed was doing nothing for the image.

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Round up time

Thanks to all who participated

gecko #1 Too much contrast the brilliance of the delicate leaves has been lost

HenryBH #1 I like the top to bottom light and dark but the branches are a bit too dark

RobD #1 Similar to HenryBH but I prefer the lighting in this one

griffljg #1 Similar to Rob D but better leaf definition

Peano #1 A good crop but it would look better with the branch on the lower third

betamax #1 The upper half is too bright and definition has been lost

3rd place HenryBH
2nd place RobD
Winner: griffljg

Over to you, griffljg
 
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Round up time

Thanks to all who participated

gecko #1 Too much contrast the brilliance of the delicate leaves has been lost

HenryBH #1 I like the top to bottom light and dark but the branches are a bit too dark

RobD #1 Similar to HenryBH but I prefer the lighting in this one

griffljg #1 Similar to Rob D but better leaf definition

Peano #1 A good crop but it would look better with the branch on the lower third

betamax #1 The upper half is too bright and definition has been lost

3rd place HenryBH
2nd place RobD
Winner: griffljg

Over to you, Henry
Thanks for the win. I'll take a look for another challenge image and post it later today.
 
Round up time

Thanks to all who participated

gecko #1 Too much contrast the brilliance of the delicate leaves has been lost

HenryBH #1 I like the top to bottom light and dark but the branches are a bit too dark

RobD #1 Similar to HenryBH but I prefer the lighting in this one

griffljg #1 Similar to Rob D but better leaf definition

Peano #1 A good crop but it would look better with the branch on the lower third

betamax #1 The upper half is too bright and definition has been lost

3rd place HenryBH
2nd place RobD
Winner: griffljg

Over to you, Henry
Thanks for the feedback. I thought I'd try B&W to see what it would look like :)

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