New update, new matte. I just didn't like where my original matte was going. The clouds/patterns seemed too 'forced', too concept-like, and not very photo real. I hope this one, even as it strays far from the original concept, works out. I am definitely going 'lighter', as the darker route loses color and appears more mono-tone..
@ plusultra: thank you! not sure how rings will be used with the new matte... yet ;-)