A sunset scene, progressive development
Every image below derives from a single pressing of the shutter button of a Fujifilm XF1 set to record RAW+JPG; the captions indicate the differences:
Judgement calls were required in both RAW conversion development processes, and in all three Aperture tweak processes, but all individual judgements were made with an eye to recreate the scene as accurately as possible to conform the image to the appearance to the photographer's eye when the scene was shot, never intentionally to jazz the image to make it an eye popper. No individual color alterations were intentionally applied in any of the processes, except as to fine-tuning of overall color temperature. I was, therefore, surprised at how the rendition of the color of the clouds and of the reflections on the water varies so radically among the different versions.
|Thunderheads With Egret by Buzz Lightyear|
|Double Rainbow; Abiquiu, NM, USA. by abiquiuense|
from After the Rain