Drôme Provençale

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Just back from a holiday in the southern part of France, the Drôme Provençale.
We stayed in a lovely little town called Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux.
I have about all the processing still to do but this first one gives a fine representation of the setting.

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Nice! Looks like it was made with a view camera. I'm interested in how much more you'll be able to drag out of that exposure.
 
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Stephen, Tri and Rob, Greatly appreciated!
Thank you!

It'll take me some time to select and process.
Also, lots of images 'need' the colours of the south: purple lavender fields, silver-green of the olive trees,... I have yet to see how they work out in b&w.


...I'm interested in how much more you'll be able to drag out of that exposure.

Quite a lot actually, if I understand correctly.
Some different choices during the conversion, a bit less contrast and a lighter version emerges :smile:
Highlights brought down

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Myself, I prefer the harsher version I posted first. I find it suggests a stronger and brighter light.

I also made some slight perspective corrections in DxO by the way.
 
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Rob Zijlstra

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Well, not entirely satisfied on the second new one. The harsher version was more like it for me!
 
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Agreed!
Of the 3 versions, the one in the 1st post is still my choice.
But as they say in France: "Les goûts et les couleurs ne se discutent pas" :biggrin:
 
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That's right. Both from the original Latin phrase "De gustibus ( et coloribus ) non est disputandum"

Or in today's shorthand "YMMV" :smile:
 

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