Canon 50D, Nature, Photo Editing, Photography

Editing my Backyard

And I’m not talking about taking the discarded satellite dish that belongs to the neighbors out in the hedgerow, or dealing with my youngest’s very sad looking tomato plants.  I am working with my photo editing software again.  The photos today are of one of our black walnut trees.  Here is the original:

ISO 800 135mm f/5.6 1/80

Here is the edited version:

ISO 800 135mm f/5.6 1/80

It just occurred to me that I set the custom white balance, even though I knew I was going to mess with the color later.  I was going for a brighter green and softer look than the original.  What do you think?  it is more green.  At this file size, you can barely see the softening effect that I did.  Prefer one over the other?