Struggling with the lighting from last night (Sister Tree at Icehouse).
Each of these renderings has something to be said for it. A completely natural rendering is impossible short of extreme amounts of work (crossed light sources of drastically different color temps). The actual appearance to my eye there wasn’t that good, so just reproducing that doesn’t get me far. So there are lots of arbitrary choices — what looks good on this shot?
Then, if you put multiple shots together, the fact that you made different choices for what looks good on each one becomes really obvious!
I shot more closeups and made fewer attempts than usual to capture big groupings — that limits the weirdness in any one shot some, at least.
So here are a few renderings (made in different programs, even) of the first shot I’m keeping from the night.