I much prefer the more vibrant image. Your original version is kinda blah - a technical term meaning ho hum.
-----Original Message----- >From: Paul Stenquist <pnstenqu...@mac.com> >Subject: Re: Which version works best? > >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 -- PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List PDML@pdml.net http://pdml.net/mailman/listinfo/pdml_pdml.net to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and follow the directions.