Darkroom Challenge Digital Darkroom Derby Challenge #103 completed

This is Digital Darkroom Derby #103, a digital image editing/processing challenge.
Please read the rules here. Short version: Host provides the challenge image and selects the winner, who then becomes the next host.

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Hope that works!!!

I had trouble with the back light here, and the variation in light/dynamic range.

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Entry #1:

Imported into Capture One Pro 23. Wound back the exposure. Lots of Highlight and Shadow recovery. Warmed up the White Balance a bit. Added some Clarity using the Punch method. Pushed up the Saturation a bit.

Cropped to 16:9 aspect ratio to get rid of that branch crossing across the top.

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Gosh - great entries for an image that I had a lot of difficulty with.

Kudos to betamax for his psychedelic entry :)

I enjoyed the fairy grotto look that Herbert Hound offered, but thought it a wee bit dark.

I hadn't considered a black and white look, but realised it took out some of the dynamic range issues - so ......

#3 betamax for the black and white

#2 kae for the black and white

And zeuss did exactly what I realised I ought to - which was a harder crop, to take out the branch, and the over exposed edges in the back ground.

So - over to zeuss for the next one

Thanks to all who took part :)
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