Getting more nuanced with compositing
In this week's edits I look at some trickier blends while compositing with the watermark module. I use a 15 second and a 1/4 second exposure of the supermoon rising and create an HDR image with parametric blending. I discuss some considerations involved in this composite in an attempt to show more nuance associated with the process.
The Edit My RAW this week is a shot from Thailand that was previously processed with beautiful results. I attempt to compliment the photographer's work with a few of my own touches.
Here is my latest version of my compositing script:
#!/bin/zsh ls -t .config/darktable/watermarks/tmp* |grep -v svg |head -n1 |read file inkscape -f "$file" -l '.config/darktable/watermarks/tmp.svg' ls -l '.config/darktable/watermarks/tmp.svg' |cut -d' ' -f5 |read size_n ls -lh '.config/darktable/watermarks/tmp.svg' |cut -d' ' -f5 |read size_h [ $size_n -gt 8000000 ] && echo "File too large. Size $size_h, but needs to be smaller than 8M." || echo "File size okay $size_h"
I set it up with a hotkey sequence and use it often now.