I like that too but still prefer the more vibrant version by a whisker.

Cheers

Brian



On Thu, Sep 22, 2016, at 07:33 PM, Larry Colen wrote:
> 
> 
> 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/
> 
> Here's one with the yellow dialed down.
> 
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ellarsee/29814806386/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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