so i was playing around with one of my older images and after a day or so of tweaking and fine tuning, i am submitting what i think is a better version of my old one
click here to see the old one
and for a description of how i did it.
i added the black background and blended the hard edge of the circle into it, messed with some color and blending modes, fixed up the center A LOT, and added the border and title.
the one thing i don't like about it is the detail sort of got lost in the darkening of the image.
what are your thoughts?