FRIDAY FLOWERS: HYDRANGEAS

There seem to be lots of hydrangeas on the web these days…so here are mine!
I’m going to show you mine as they progressed this spring.  But I’m also playing around in Photoshop with exposure, and, having discovered “Curves” in my BYW course, I’m using that also. The top photo of each set is the “original” photo; the second one has been manipulated with Curves. So tell me which you like best! 
I’m doing this as an experiment as so many bloggers are reworking the exposure and lighting of their original shots. I’m on the fence: sometimes it works, but other times I just wish they had left well enough alone. How do you all feel? 
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Opinions? Comments?
And, of course, best wishes for a great weekend!