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Experimenting again tonight - this time using a few layers, channel mixer on one, noise removal, textures - just about everything. There is a method in my madness and I did figure out what I'd been thinking about during the day today.

However I've not quite got the result I was looking for with the finished image but the getting there has been a useful exercise.

Camera:Sony A350
Lens:Sigma 50mm Macro
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:No bandages!
Username:cattyal cattyal
Uploaded:7 Jun 2010 - 8:15 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Portraits / people, Self portrait, Sp
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ecowarrior
7 Jun 2010 - 8:18 PM

Total honesty here - S'lovely (cos it's you), BUT when I first looked at the pic, the border makes you look like you've got horribly burned skin at the bottom. Which is probably bad.

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96032 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 8:22 PM

Well I've just put up a variant that I was going to upload where I'd removed the texture from my person. It didn't seem quite right either - and that's where I'm getting stuck Smile

I like honesty - as long as no-one says I'm pug ugly (I'd probably cry) !

Last Modified By cattyal at 7 Jun 2010 - 8:23 PM

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ecowarrior
7 Jun 2010 - 8:24 PM

No 2 is much better! (and don't be daft, woman!!!)

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Oliverpants
Oliverpants e2 Member 5Oliverpants vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 8:27 PM

V1 for me, like the lacy dress effect. Ann

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miptog
miptog  83532 forum posts United Kingdom61 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 8:46 PM

v2..

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nglen
nglen  641 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 8:47 PM

Hi No 2 for me i like the plain look. I like the look in your eyes and the way your mouth is just open. You are not ugly in any way at all far from it.
Nick.

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96032 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 8:52 PM

Thanks folks - whilst I didn't quite get the effect I was after it's proved a useful experiment this evening. The main aim was simply to experiment with the channel mixer and then I kinda got out of control Smile

Thanks for the mod Michael - not that far off another version I'd contemplated but as usual couldn't make up my mind!

As for me being ugly - ok, I'm just fishing for compliments - I'm not proud Smile

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Jestertheclown

V2 for me.

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96032 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 9:09 PM

I've just uploaded an old shot - taken by another photographer I hasten to say - that proves I can smile for the camera - just not when I'm doing self portraits!

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User_Removed
7 Jun 2010 - 9:49 PM

No 3!

Gorgeous.

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davidbailie
davidbailie e2 Member 11451 forum postsdavidbailie vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 10:16 PM

Yes Like this - agree, I think, about the texture comming through on your torso - unless of course you're trying to suggest decay - can't see that in the shot though - so reckon it's better without ........

db

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96032 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 10:44 PM

Thanks again everyone. I think both mods are a considerable improvement on my original upload and that's great to see. Either even more texture as with Dave's mod or more contrast with Michaels without the texture.

I wish I could claim that No3 was a self portrait - I'd even impress myself if that was the case Smile A bit goofy the more I look at it but I still think he did an excellent job!

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Quote: A bit goofy the more I look at it but I still think he did an excellent job!

It's not bad to see you without the bandages sometimes, shocking the people a bit that there is no monster under them Smile Doesn't have a clue what goofy means but I think most people would agree you need the bandages just to make the pics a bit more interesting and unusual not because you would be "pug ugly". You should smile a bit more often, suits you! Just like when you have the cheesy thingy from tesco Smile))

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Toonman  71420 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2010 - 9:51 AM

Lovely work Alison.

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kaybee
kaybee  103802 forum posts Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2010 - 11:03 AM

I love no.3
It is so natural and full of fun and character.

As for the textured shots, I prefer no.1 because the texture continues over you and it looks more 'complete'

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Cor  5 Belgium
8 Jun 2010 - 8:28 PM

V3 and V2 +++++
cor

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User_Removed
14 Jun 2010 - 6:01 PM

I think v3 is lovely Smile

Al.

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96032 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2010 - 10:03 PM

I'm going to have to remove V3 - I can't take the credit for that one Smile

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Zydeco_Joe
22 Jun 2010 - 10:33 PM

Very creative portrait, nice work.
Zydeco Joe

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