Oh my goodness! I forgot to take into account the hours elapsed. 2 days had passed between my 2 posts in the timezone I am in now. I apologize for that!
As for the photo, it's really hard for me to veer away from abstract concepts because I specialize in fine art portraiture. I add personal touches to my art but then I guess my perceptions are a whole lot different from many people!
About the post-processing, I'll try to make do without it. I was trained by 2 fashion & glamour photographers (who HAVE to Photoshop A LOT) & I find myself loving post-processing so much. I call it 'designing' NOT 'editing'
I appreciate our comments.