Here’s a nice slice of a SOOC image, and post-processing. The colors (WB, slight curves) were more than sufficient–but it feels cartoonish. Yet, the original also feels cartoonish. There isn’t much change, exif/histogram-wise, between one and the other. Thoughts?
My thought: If that’s your “B” I’m already screwed!
I agree that if you could bring more of the blue/purple over while eliminating the gray cast, that would be ideal. Maybe back down the curve 10% from where it ended up just to start? I haven’t played with Lightroom near enough to be giving out advice, but that’s where I’d start.