They're both nice shots, but I prefer the more vibrant one. It's more 
interesting and the pronounced yellow is more pleasing to my eye.

Paul via phone

> On Sep 22, 2016, at 4:44 AM, Larry Colen <l...@red4est.com> wrote:
> 
> A friend sent me a note that she really wanted a print of one of my snake and 
> skull photos for her daughter, so I worked it up and sent her a copy of the 
> file to print:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ellarsee/29744792311/in/album-72157674075743956/
> 
> She thanked me, and without my asking for it, sent me some money, which was 
> appreciated.  She also mentioned that the unemployed graphic artist she had 
> sitting around the house had "punched it up" a bit at her request by using 
> levels.  I could see the aesthetics in what they were going for, but felt 
> that with the proper tools (lightroom adjustment brush used on the raw file) 
> it could be done a bit better.
> 
> This is my version post "making the snake pop more"
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ellarsee/29222522194/in/album-72157674075743956/
> 
> in short, I boosted the saturation and a little color balance on the stripes, 
> and decreased the saturation and tonality of the skull, and deepened some of 
> the shadows a bit.
> 
> I'd appreciate some critique comparing the two versions, which works, or not, 
> and why.
> 
> FWIW, my goal was to make the colors of the snake pop more, but still have 
> things look reasonably realistic, if not perfectly accurate.
> 
> -- 
> Larry Colen  l...@red4est.com (postbox on min4est) http://red4est.com/lrc
> 
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