Experimentation … does this work? I am not sure. The intended subject was the trunk of the Japanese Maple as viewed through the emerging red leaves. The RAW image was very flat. When I added contrast, the colors of the leaves and grass made the overall image look gaudy. I toned it down with a B&W layer at about 50% opacity. It still looks too busy for me. Next time I will try a shorter depth of field, get closer to the leaves and focus on a smaller area of the trunk.