I came across this image:
Nice picture, beautiful eyes, but it is suffering from the same thing I have noticed many images online seem to have in common.
This is the image after 5 min adjusting some values (no retouching and airbrushing). I think that looks like pretty natural light to me and the picture looks all the better for it.
And here I have made some of the settings a little more extreme and again have made the photo more compelling.
I’ve tried to track down the source to investigate if this is an intentional act by the original poster, but as is the case with Tumblr this image has been reposted and messaged up to this second…12,530 times. It is almost as if each additional like and repost has sucked some of the colour from the image.
By me injecting some colour back into the image I hope she’ll continue to circulate Tumblr with her beautiful eyes of blue and green.