Originally Posted by Brash
I hope you don't mind me following your instructions to have a go at this, I need the practice! I used Daviskw's channel mixer method, then applied a levels adjustment. I then put some more blue into the sky with colour balance + layer mask. I finished off with some spot healing to remove some of the blemishes. I stopped short of trying to fix the blurred hand, I know my limits!
Nice job, have taken notes and will try and it and see how I do. In regards to the hand: Mr. Bach, of this organization queried Google for the "back of a hand" and found one to replace the blurred hand, smooth move on Mr. Bach's part. I 'm working to clean up the face of the man and improve the "Focus" of the facial features so that I can see the smile or grimace on his face. It has been quite an adventure, without the expertise of the retouch pro I would still be swimming in squash yellow. As I struggle with these concepts and principles I find myself imporving those pictures I have work on in the past, as we kown education is genesis of the technology. Thank you all for so much.