This is artwork from the Minoan culture, a civilization that flourished a thousand years before the Greeks. It is remarkable to see such great art from 1500 B.C., but my images were disappointing because my light meter was inadvertently set to the wrong ISO. I was shooting Fujichrome 50 (digital cameras hadnít been developed at that time).
By increasing the saturation, the colors instantly came alive, and then with the addition of a little contrast the ancient mural was restored to what it may have looked like so long ago.
I also used one more command Ė color balance (all of the commands are under the pull down menu: Image > adjustments). The photo had turned too yellow, and by moving the yellow/blue slider toward the blue I eliminated the undesirable color bias.
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