RX10/100v1 .. worthwhile to shoot RAW?

Started Mar 11, 2014 | Discussions thread
Digital Nigel Veteran Member • Posts: 6,471
Re: RX10/100v1 .. worthwhile to shoot RAW?

2eyesee wrote:

Digital Nigel wrote:

And here's what it looked like after processing the RAW:

Full size image processed from RAW file using DxO

Now one could say that my it's mistake to have under-exposed the original, and I agree, but there's not much I can do about that apart from getting the most out of it through post-processing.

I actually don't think you under-exposed the original at all. You've managed to avoid blowing out the sky and then lifted shadows in post. It's what I would have done.

If I can offer one piece of criticism though it would be that like your other examples, I feel you lift the shadows a bit too much. I would like to see something in-between - leaving more shadow in the image to make it more dramatic and moody.

Here's another version that's a bit more dramatic, with a different tone curve, more vibrancy, more NR, more contrast, and cropped. Obviously any number of such renders would be possible from the same RAW, to suit different tastes:

Rendered from RAW by DxO

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