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Pretty close to being perfect imo, Ken.
And I'm envious- it was a terrific opportunity and you made the most of it.
About lightening anything- I'm not so sure. His face is weather-beaten and I doubt that the white of his eye would actually BE bright (they aren't with most people). Still, try it and see what you think.
The only thing I might suggest would be to selectively sharpen his face a bit. He has that doodoo-eating grin that makes me wonder if he's legit or not (but I like it anyhow ).