I liked this shot the best because it captured the relaxation and peace life can give someone.
This is the original photo of my eye that I took. I was really excited to edit it since I've always wanted to take a photo like this.
In order to make this photo, I took my old photo of my eye and turned it black and white. After this was done, I lightened the outside of the eye where there is color, while also blurring everything in the photo with iris blur except for the center of the eye. When this was done, I used the color balance in order to make the eye look green instead of its normal hazel color. Next, I used two photos it took with my telescope of the galaxy m101 and the cone nebula and overlaid them into the eye.
This is the original photo. Personally, I thought it was a little too bland and dark.
In order to change my old photo to this new one, I decided to do a few things that effected it's color. This first thing I did was increase the vibrance and saturation s the photo would "pop out". Not only this, but I also increased the brightness to... well, make it brighter. After that, I completely altered the curves in order to push the photo towards a more green/blue mood. Overall, I thought that these edits make the photo "happier", and more approachable.