Thanks to clintQB for giving me this idea after seeing one of his images. This is a self portrait. The image on the sunglasses is a photo I took at The Rose Bowl when I was on holiday in Los Angeles in 2010. I went to see LA Galaxy play Real Madrid. The picture is of Landan Donovan scoring from the penalty spot to make it 2-0 to Galaxy. Real Madrid eventually won 3-2 with Christian Ronaldo running riot, but I digress.
I took the picture using the self timer in front of a black background. Then cropped & wrapped the penalty shot to fit my sunglasses before lowing its opacity. I added a lot of contrast which over saturates the picture with colour so I added a further layer to desaturate it again.
I then used the flare primes lens filter to create the lighting above my head. I masked out the actual flares and added the floodlights. Done.
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