Any suggestion on how to retouch this landscape shot?

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OP Tiffles Veteran Member • Posts: 5,042
Re: Any suggestion on how to retouch this landscape shot?

Thanks for the pointer, did not know darktable.

how do you like it vs Lightroom? Particularly any masking related functions?
On my screen your version is quite warm.

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Tiffles wrote:

Thanks for the pointer, did not know darktable.

how do you like it vs Lightroom? Particularly any masking related functions?
On my screen your version is quite warm.

I have never used LR, sorry.  However the DT masking options are very extensive. though I didn't use any here.  More on masking here:

Too warm perhaps?

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Jim B (MSP) Forum Pro • Posts: 10,768
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Tiffles wrote:

I also saw your post where you are still using LR vers 6.

This is a great image to test out the capabilities of the latest LR Classic.

I‘d love to - however I believe Adobe stopped offering versions for upfront purchase after V6. And a subscription service, while understandable from Adobe‘s standpoint, is really a deal breaker for me. I feel my image catalogue and selections, ratings etc all would be held hostage by Adobe if I start paying regularly for the right to keep on maintaining it. ....

This is not quite right.

See, eg, https://lightroomkillertips.com/happens-cancel-lightroom-classic-subscription/

Basically, if you stop paying, the Develop and Map modules quit working. I am sure that Photoshop will also stop. You would also not be able to import from a new, unsupported camera.

However the Library with its key words, ratings, etc. keeps working.

If I ever leave Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, I would also probably leave the Library. I would then save all my keywords, ratings, etc to sidecar files which a good DAM like iMatch will pick up - so I wouldn't use them.

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OP Tiffles Veteran Member • Posts: 5,042
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Jim B (MSP) wrote:

Tiffles wrote:

I also saw your post where you are still using LR vers 6.

This is a great image to test out the capabilities of the latest LR Classic.

I‘d love to - however I believe Adobe stopped offering versions for upfront purchase after V6. And a subscription service, while understandable from Adobe‘s standpoint, is really a deal breaker for me. I feel my image catalogue and selections, ratings etc all would be held hostage by Adobe if I start paying regularly for the right to keep on maintaining it. ....

This is not quite right.

See, eg, https://lightroomkillertips.com/happens-cancel-lightroom-classic-subscription/

Basically, if you stop paying, the Develop and Map modules quit working. I am sure that Photoshop will also stop. You would also not be able to import from a new, unsupported camera.

However the Library with its key words, ratings, etc. keeps working.

If I ever leave Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, I would also probably leave the Library. I would then save all my keywords, ratings, etc to sidecar files which a good DAM like iMatch will pick up - so I wouldn't use them.

I see. Yeah still would deem it rather cumbersome aswell to wing the LR catalogue with another editing suite!

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Babine Veteran Member • Posts: 7,842
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Your JPG into ACR, adjusted colours, hazing; added curves adjustments for luminosity and contrast; sharpened in darken mode.

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GCam Veteran Member • Posts: 9,428
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Used Apply Image and Contrast Mask.  gc

Jim B (MSP) Forum Pro • Posts: 10,768
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Tiffles wrote:

Jim B (MSP) wrote:

Tiffles wrote:

I also saw your post where you are still using LR vers 6.

This is a great image to test out the capabilities of the latest LR Classic.

I‘d love to - however I believe Adobe stopped offering versions for upfront purchase after V6. And a subscription service, while understandable from Adobe‘s standpoint, is really a deal breaker for me. I feel my image catalogue and selections, ratings etc all would be held hostage by Adobe if I start paying regularly for the right to keep on maintaining it. ....

This is not quite right.

See, eg, https://lightroomkillertips.com/happens-cancel-lightroom-classic-subscription/

Basically, if you stop paying, the Develop and Map modules quit working. I am sure that Photoshop will also stop. You would also not be able to import from a new, unsupported camera.

However the Library with its key words, ratings, etc. keeps working.

If I ever leave Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, I would also probably leave the Library. I would then save all my keywords, ratings, etc to sidecar files which a good DAM like iMatch will pick up - so I wouldn't use them.

I see. Yeah still would deem it rather cumbersome aswell to wing the LR catalogue with another editing suite!

I agree. If I left LR, I would probably go with Capture One. But as I consider its present catalog very poor, I would switch to iMatch as my DAM which I have trialed with CO.

But right now, LR does just about everything I want it to do, and the addition of Photoshop for no extra price makes it a no brainer for me.

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OP Tiffles Veteran Member • Posts: 5,042
Re: Any suggestion on how to retouch this landscape shot?

Thanks for your version! 
This looks like Kodak film.

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Great shot! Here is another edit in darktable

edit: uploaded the wrong version...sorry

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Re: Any suggestion on how to retouch this landscape shot?

Tiffles wrote:

Thanks very much, also for upping the preset! I cannot seem to use it though - likely because I use a quite old version of Lightroom (V6)

Can you possibly save it in the format *.lrtemplate ? THis I can import.

Curious to see (or read) what you did!

Sorry I tried to export but that option is no longer available, tried a conversion tool from adobe but it didn't work.

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Lan Senior Member • Posts: 2,665
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Here's my version, processed in DxO PhotoLab 4; other than global tweaks, two gradient filters applied, one with Clearview plus, one with a reduction in Saturation. Minor cloning in Photoshop to remove the dust spots that were visible as a result of Clearview:

Edited to my taste in DxO PhotoLab 4

If you can, it's always a good idea to tell us what you think is not quite right in the original version, then we can focus our responses to improve that area?

OP Tiffles Veteran Member • Posts: 5,042
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Possibly my favourite rendition! Thanks for this.

I think what adds to the image is how you removed a bit of haze without overly increasing contrast. (I am wary of too much contrast because it easily destroys the print quality and messes with final sharpening. )

The increased sight of the sky then balances the water.

I‘ll find a way to do the same in LR!

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I lost the first attempt at handling this image. not sure why but it disappeared? Another interesting issue is that when pushed too far using Nik Color Efex it showed a distinct grid pattern, unfortunately, I failed to save this particular version. How was this image obtained, was it an ariel shot?

I tried again & this is what I got using CS6 & Nik CE. I have taken the liberty of converting the format to 8x10.

OP Tiffles Veteran Member • Posts: 5,042
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Looks great, Thanks for doing a second attempt - guess that just happens sometimes, I have lost a whole vacation‘s worth of files once! 8x10 is a good idea.
This shot was taken in Makalu Area, nepal during a trek.
Thanks to my inability to fly, had to climb up there

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OP Tiffles Veteran Member • Posts: 5,042
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Pretty good, the colors complement each other really well here!

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OP Tiffles Veteran Member • Posts: 5,042
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Thanks for your go!
Quite nice pop in the water color - did it hold up to that treatment?

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OP Tiffles Veteran Member • Posts: 5,042
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Thanks guys for your suggestions and edits.

Many of you suggested to increase contrast in the foliage and haze areas a little.

I did that (via grad masks) and also hued the midtones a bit towards magenta.

Finally I dared to increase overall contrast a little bit as the softproof appeared to accomodate that.

Curious to receive the 120x80 print back from the lab!

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Saabster Regular Member • Posts: 281
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I'm trying to download the RAW file but I get a redirect to a page saying I'm leaving the GMX offer. Is there another way I can get the RAW?

Joachim B Contributing Member • Posts: 643
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Tiffles wrote:

PS: You can also have a look at the raw file if you like

From your Raw file through ACR with screenshots

Joachim B Contributing Member • Posts: 643
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... and after that I found the blue of the sky too saturated compared to the rest, so I put up a local adjustment ND filter, toned down and softened the sky and gave it back a bit of haze.

And switched to the latest update for ACR.

and after that you can go wild with color toning, if you would like.

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