i shot a lot of velvia 120 and 4x5 film for a while ..
extra vivid was OK but a bit on the surreal side for me ...
so i muted the colors ( by hand not by machine ) shooting
with ancient lenses and bellows and over exposing the film ...
the only suggestions i would give are experiment with different
situations --- exposing in different ways.
Wow, John..that proves once again that all rules are meant to be broken...or actually NEED to be broken to achieve something unique and beautiful. Wonderful, soothing image.