Darkroom Challenge Digital Darkroom Derby #212 Closed results posted.


Leura - Blue Mountains Australia
Robert Davidson
Start Date
Jul 8, 2024
End Date
Jul 11, 2024

Welcome to the Digital Darkroom Derby #212, a digital image editing/processing challenge. The rules are here. Please read them.
Challenge ends on Thursday 11th of June at 7pm AEST.
The raw and jpeg can be found here: PhotoChallenge

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Entry #1:

I agree with Rashid that this is a very challenging image. I tried my standard method of:

ORF file -> DxO PureRAW 4 (Mainly lens correction) -> DNG file -> Capture One Pro (Cropping, Warm White Balance, Contrast and Clarity, HDR corrections and exposure) -> JPEG file.

But the image still looked too soft and so I exported a TIFF file from Capture One to Topaz Photo AI and did some additional "Lens Blur" Sharpening. Then back to Capture One for exporting to a JPEG file.

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DDD #213 is live!