Color grading is gnarly tho
without grading and post processing:
The background outside the window is so bad.
It ruins the atmosphere.
Your work is truly amazing, and I particularly love the atmosphere that you’ve created in the first image. It really captures the essence.
Can you elaborate constructively?
It is difficult to explain in detail because I am not good at English,
but if I express my personal thoughts briefly…
The first image that caught my eye is the background outside the window.
an additional opinion
The rendering looks good on v1.
It can be a good result with white balance and color correction.
I apologize first for the correction without permission.
I’ll upload the improvement I thought of as an image.
(Background replacement and color correction)
the corrected image is an improvement I agree, but I still prefer the v2. It has a lot of tweaks which I prefer. I personally think the background is great on that one for the image I was going for, the correction you presented is good for maybe a mid day afternoon image. I was going for a sunrise.
I featured you on BlenderNation, have a great weekend!