First, the photo is my own!
Second, the photoshop image is painted directly on top of the photo. It's not exactly a photo manip, but it does use the photo in some spots, especially for color. I grabbed color of the bit directly below where I wanted to paint to keep the color palette somewhat consistent. Also, I fail at water.
The point of this is that I'm still learning the Photoshop drill, but I'm also still learning how to calibrate monitors. I have a new, big Samsung monitor that I'm using with my laptop when I do digital artwork, because my laptop screen just isn't that bright any more. However, said monitor tends to WAY over saturate the colors, or at least in comparison to my laptop, so on the monitor the green in the painting is nice and bright while on the laptop it's pretty grey.
What do you see? Is the green bright and spring-colored, or greyish and dead moss colored?