I mentioned before that the colour calibration on my new laptop seemed very blue-tinged, and couldn't really figure out out to correct it reliably using the built-in very subjective software colour management software. So I decided to pay a few bucks to get a basic hardware calibration kit. My god, the difference is staggering, the colours are so much deeper and more human-toned now. I highly recommend getting this kind of kit, even if you're just a casual regular computer user like me with zero pretensions to any sort of artistic/photographic leanings. Anyway, I only mention this to say that while my photographs remain poorly-lit and badly adjusted, at least they have the saving grace of my now KNOWING just how bad they are... :)
In hindsight, should have gone for navy grenadine instead of black, but I chose the coat/scarf after everything else, just before leaving, so... I did however straighten out the shirt collar a touch!