I agree with Paul.  The more vibrant version is more interesting.  The
colour in the first version is a bit too subtle to my eye.


Cheers

Brian

On Thu, Sep 22, 2016, at 06:44 PM, Larry Colen 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.
> 
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