But I really don't know where I was going with this >> It's an invert of an invert + a plethora of drossy filtration and just ended up being an hour down the drain. Pfff... it seemed like a good idea, but again, I think the blobbiness of the skull is just going to shit all over most treatments. F for fail.
Below: sometimes you should just stick to the things that attracted you in the first place, and I think I do prefer these raw-ish shots to anything I did afterwards. The one to the left is particularly pretty.
I'm happy enough with the above effort. I shot the bones in passing as they were seated on a paper towel in the last rays of a winter afternoon in the hallway. So there was no great compositional master plan but decent images are often completely accidental, in all honesty. I love the shadows, the luminous delicacy of the keel bone to the left there and the highlight on the eye socket, but I don't much care for the baldness of the skull.