From this afternoon's portrait session. Minimal processing.
Nikon D3200 and kit lens. ISO 100.
And one more variation processed to make the image in line with what I ultimately wanted to see:
All images ©Kirk Tuck 2012
I think the discipline of post-processing should be a process of distillation rather than aggrandizement. At a certain point it's up to the content of an image to carry the day, not the package the image comes in.