Fun with Darktable

The Magic City by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr

Fuji X-Pro3 + Viltrox 23mm F/1.4
Processed with DT 3.4


Got a new lens so wanted to give it a go.
It was a bit on the dark side to shoot freehand, but a good test anyway.

Sony A7 + Tamron 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD at 200mm F/5.6 1/160 at ISO800
Just WB adjustment in DT and exported as 3kx2k


A little bit of levels adjustment would have brightened that image right up.

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you struggle the same as me I think; 5.6 at the long end is a pain in low light, your shutter is a bit low for a sharp image it appears - or you’re just shaky and the stabilisation is struggling possibly. Mine does that, if I take a burst, some of the frames are apparently where it was moving to stabilise and others are crisp where it is holding nice. I burst everything, because why not :man_shrugging:

I lightened up your image a bit, and added some denoise and sharpening (also using the highpass module), I hope you don’t mind. The xmp is here if you want to see what I did (I’d do more if I had a raw): (I dont think I can upload to forum, that I can see)

Its a bit oversharpened but meh.


Having a bit of fun with some vintage glass… I came across my dad’s camera gear in the attic while looking for something else, and among it was an old Sun Optics 70-210mm f/4. I bought a cheap Minolta MC to Fujifilm X-mount adaptor, and I’m having a lot of fun with this lens. Also yes, I may have a slight starling infestation :slight_smile:.

Lightly edited in with RawTherapee… Mostly haze removal, because the lens got a bit of dirt inside over the years and images look a bit hazy out-of-camera. Other than that just local contrast.


These are awesome! I just love old glass, glad you are enjoying it too!

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Camera: Nikon D7200
Lens: Nikon Nikkor 70-300mm
Focal Length: 220
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/125
ISO: 250


Love it !!!

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Crossed the border into Germany on saturday.
Found this waterfall.

sony a7rIII with a tamron 28-200 f/2.8-f5.6 at 28 mm f/2.8
ND8 and CPL
2.5" exposure
ISO: 100


Black Bear Lodge
My cabin in the Smoky Mountains.

Fuji X-Pro3
Viltrox 23mm f/1.4@2.8
1/10s at ISO 1250
Classic Chrome
Darktable 3.6


Indoor Karting at night. Was a real struggle without fast lenses, also tried to use my longer zooms at the short end to maximise light gathering.

Panasonic Lumix G9, 12-60 kit lens @12mm (24mm equiv)
3200 ISO, f/3.5, 1/40

Panasonic Lumix G9, 100-300 @100mm (200mm equiv)
16000 ISO, f/4.0, 1/160

All processed raws in darktable.


I want to go do that walk/hike!

I think they turned out great! I love the motion in the top one. While it is cool to have a fast enough lens/shutter speed combo to have no motion blur, the motion tells part of the story.

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Viktoriapark - Waterfall in Berlin (higher resolution)

Sony Alpha 65
Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM
77 s, f/16

Here is a waterfall from me too. This is a photo I took in 2013 when I was doing more photography stuff. I hope to get into it again. I have reprocessed from RAW again with the newest Darktable version (just created a smaller version of it in GIMP, didn’t edit otherwise).


Love it! What time of day did you get this image? The light was in a perfect position.

Not gonna lie, the photo was a bit under underexposed and I have additionally helped a bit with the settings in Darktable. The “didn’t edit otherwise” was meant no additional edit with GIMP, hopefully this was not misunderstood.

It’s been a while and the time was 16:19:50 UTC (17:19 local time). I plan on going there next year after exactly 10 years passed since the photo and take another shot from same position.

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I’ve taken plenty of pictures that were under-exposed. The best part of digital is that when things like that happen, the image isn’t lost. I can’t wait to see the new shot!

Our winters can really get to you.

Cropped and applied Neopan film emulation by t3mujin in Darktable. Maybe some graduated filter somewhere, can’t remember.


The King
Cannon eos m with adapted c mount 35 mm 30second exposure 100iso f4ish


This is Seamus. Seamus prefers people who do not touch his milk.

T3mujin neopan film emulation, a touch on vignet and a graduated filter to stop the table from glowing. Total editing time about a minute. I love darktable.