John G has offered this edit:
- I first thought maybe rotating the image might help, as we tend to read left to right anyway, so it seemed like you might see the octopus easier on the side. (And being in the water, didn't seem liked it's mattered much.)
- Also, thought I could make it pop by dropping the exposure on the rock(corral), but I liked the look when I desaturated the rock better.
- Also, dodge and burned the eyeball so it popped out more.
I agree that the horizontal view is a better choice. In Lr I selected the background and darkened it, also removing some texture and clarity. I selected the octopus and lightened it, adding also a wee bit of texture and clarity.