Temple craftmans

Temple craftmans - student project

This was shot while visiting the Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur. I spotted a group of workers painting a temple and it turned out to be even more interesting than the actual sight; I mean from a photographer's perspective ;-). 

The two edited versions I uploaded are the same except for the Saturation which is a -10 and +10. I tried lowering the saturation (-10) because otherwise, I find the colors too overwhelming. However, this causes the central worker to lose details on his face, especially his beard. Consequently, I prefer the version with higher saturation (+10). The fresh paint colors risk being too intense and I am worried it might look too processed and unnatural as the viewer may not realize that the scene was extremely colorful to the actual eye. 

One more thing is that I am annoyed I the left shoulders of the left workers is cropped out, I had to do this in order to get my verticals rights. 

This is my first time using Lightroom so I'd love to hear your feedback so that I can improve this photo. edits. Thanks!

ORIGINAL

Temple craftmans - image 1 - student project

EDITED (saturation -10)

Temple craftmans - image 2 - student project

EDITED (saturation +10)

Temple craftmans - image 3 - student project

Marc Antonini
Digital product designer