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ben egbert wrote:
The variances between the versions in this post that catch my eye are the differences in brightness and contrast. To some extent saturation. I like more saturation than most people here, but the comments on color cast are mostly things for which I have to take your word for.
The only thing I can really offer to that is that where we can't "see" (i.e. detect variation) things ... we have numbers to help us assess. Learning to use the numbers and how one incorporates that in conjunction with what they are seeing is going to be highly individualistic. Your fellow FM'ers have given a good effort to help. ATM, I'm at a bit of a loss as to what more I can offer as assistance that won't be just another re-hash.
A couple of thoughts bounce around @ finding someone to work with on a local basis. The cyber-help can only go so far. Also, finding someone who you might enlist their input (spouse, granddaughter, neighbor, etc.) as a cross-check would likely come with a helpful spirit, rather than a critical one ... even if they are applying a critical eye. Maybe developing a relationship with an outsourcing lab and your instructions are for color balance only, leaving artistic rendering @ contrast/sat/etc. to your style/taste. But, if you're color assessment is truly challenged, then it might warrant some assist from others ... those who have your good faith interests in mind and a critical eye.
Other than that ... if you like 'em ... hang 'em.