Also trying to see what I can do with photos.
On the two closeups above I had to tilt my phone at an angle when I took the pics so only the bottom middle of the photos are in good focus.
Still chasing some slight horizontal banding. Not from the compressor this time.
Chose this photo because it has a lot of tiny detail and some nice tonal graduation. Here’s the photo as well. Used Photoshop to remove the upper background. No adjustments in LB.
Posting the original photo for download below if anyone wants to use it. I see a lot of posts of people’s end results but not the original photo used.