The slightly overdone smoothness was the price to pay for the 'extreme' colour process, which created a lot of noise. I'm not done uploading 'normaly' edited photos, but I haven't got anything new yet. That's why I'm playing with older photos.
I'm selling my photos as prints for a limited amount of time: [link]
--- Post-processing: I changed the colours, upped the contrast, and reduced the noise. I smoothed a couple of areas by hand to get rit of stubborn noise. Location: Oldenaller, the Netherlands.
My photos are NOT stock. This means I do not want them to be used in any way. I don't mind them being used as a reference for a drawing/painting though: please visit this link for the rules [link]
(No, this is not about Slenderman. Comments that contain nothing but a reference to this dear fellow will be hidden.)
I really like what you've tried to create. It's a shame that the sharpness is lost, but that's the fun of playing around with things. I've never attempted to do what you do, so I enjoy seeing what you come up with