My father is an ophthalmologist, so naturally my childhood was spent watching cataract surgery videos with dad (accounting for probably half of the movies I had ever seen before I turned 20). I guess the basic idea was that there's something to be learned by watching a huge, unblinking eyeball on the screen get poked around by various instruments. I actually thought they were pretty fascinating to watch, which nearly got me suckered into a medical career later on. My mom, on the other hand, had no interest whatsoever. She liked seeing eyeballs in the scale and context God intended. Some will no doubt feel similarly about watching these retouching clips from a few recent personal images, although luckily they've been sped up x10 (an advantage I rarely enjoyed with dad). Mostly just color-tuning for now, but I'll try to post a few more with significant compositing when I come to it.
And, for those who can't see the films inline, here are the links:
http://www.matthewturley.com/galleries/movies/100213/100213_retouch_b.mov http://www.matthewturley.com/galleries/movies/100213/100213_retouch.mov http://www.matthewturley.com/galleries/movies/100212/100212_retouch.mov http://www.matthewturley.com/galleries/movies/100212/100212_retouch_b.mov