I just did a few tries with some of Olympus' art filters and liked that "dramatic tone" filter. But even then, the images are far from perfect and I would like to recreate them in my raw converter (I am using Raw Therapee - but this topic shouldn't be limited to a specific tool). Does anyone know how I can achieve this?
Apparently this filter has a low global contrast but a very high local contrast. I tried reducing the overall contrast and rising microcontrast, but the result is far from what I expected. Next try would be to play around with the graduation curve (high contrast in low and high tones and low mid tones?). Any ideas or hints?
Edit: Some examples. You can find the high res images and some others on my cloud