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Self Portrait 1

By CathyT  
Trying out a different technique.
Tried to keep the skin tones more natural without a heavy blur. Also used a photo filter 'underwater'to give a more muted look.

For the eyes, a screen layer for the whites and a colour dodge for the iris.
Hope the eyes aren't overdone, let me know what you think of the processing.
-0.67 EC
ISO 200
C weighted

All comments and crit welcome.

Tags: Portraits and people

Voters: julesm, clintnewsham, C_Daniels and 41 more

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JouŠo 14 56 Finland
30 Jan 2007 2:54PM


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JohnH37 11 1 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2007 3:08PM
Great the distant expression.
carriebugg 13 65 England
30 Jan 2007 3:10PM
Great! What have you done to the eyes (obviously not overdone!!)?
Maddie 13 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2007 3:17PM
i think the eyes look great,good pose, like it alot.

Are you watching the neighbours? lol
chris-p Plus
12 67 England
30 Jan 2007 3:59PM
The eyes have it...
CathyT 12 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2007 4:03PM
Thanks for all your comments..
LisaRose 11 172 4 United States
30 Jan 2007 4:12PM
This is beautifully done, the eyes look very natural..she is a natural beauty.

Mike Gray 13 382 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2007 4:17PM
Would you believe she was 40, never.
Late twentys from this image i would say.


Bloody creep she says
CathyT 12 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2007 4:18PM
The wonders of PS.
Mike Gray 13 382 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2007 4:25PM
You cheat Cathy,
i'll get you a box of your favorite chocolates at the Focus meet for being honest.
CathyT 12 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2007 4:28PM
CathyT 12 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2007 4:28PM
Thanks for the mod Kaybee, the shirt looks much better.
Mike Gray 13 382 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2007 4:30PM
Thanks to Roys mod you look like a teenager now.
kaybee 14 5.8k 25 Scotland
30 Jan 2007 4:31PM
You take a damn fine picture woman.....and if these are self portraits - you should be in front of the camera as well

kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2007 4:33PM
what a lovely natural looking shot!

not overdone at all IMO

just great!

dazzaman 11 631 England
30 Jan 2007 4:43PM
excellent kathy
stunning eyes

CathyT 12 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2007 4:46PM
Thanks everyone.....
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
30 Jan 2007 5:17PM
Still beautiful Cathy. Ron.
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
30 Jan 2007 5:36PM
well I think the eyes are spot on, clear as crystal and that overall focal distance serves well over the rest of the shot too.
I like the one you've put in your personal info area too.
BertC 11 29 Malta
30 Jan 2007 5:52PM
Lovely Cathy !!!
shane 13 7 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2007 6:07PM
Beautiful portrait

chase 12 1.1k 246 England
30 Jan 2007 6:17PM
Nice & natural Cathy,I prefer the pose of this image.Nice clarity in your eyes & I detect a touch of a naughty glint there too ;-0
That lippy in Roy's mod suits you!
30 Jan 2007 6:25PM
Beautiful portrait.
Like her glance and expressión, transmit calm.
Good work.

CathyT 12 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2007 6:27PM
Thanks for all your comments...
kevski 11 14 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2007 7:16PM
Love the eyes,very nice shot again.
CathyT 12 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2007 7:23PM
Thanks for the mods Kevski, like the spot light one...
Westers 13 3.9k 1 Burkina Faso
30 Jan 2007 9:01PM

Quote:Would you believe she was 40

Nope...41 maybe, but not 40.


Eyes are better - more punch to them, but can't help but feel it's a little dark and flat. It's also got a blue colour cast to it.

Composition and pose is great.

Did a little mod...and no I haven't made you look like plastic fantastic.

LisaRose 11 172 4 United States
30 Jan 2007 9:42PM
Kevski's first mod is one of all the mod's IMHO Smile

hayleyk 13 56 England
30 Jan 2007 9:57PM
Like the naturalness(?) of this.

Chriscj 12 96 1 England
30 Jan 2007 10:02PM
Looks good Cathy but Ian's mod has a bit more punch if you know what I mean.

CathyT 12 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2007 10:05PM
Thanks for the mod Ian ,looks really good.

Hayley , glad you like the eer hem , naturalness..
Westers 13 3.9k 1 Burkina Faso
31 Jan 2007 12:44AM
The colour correction is a bit clunky as I've never really got on with CS2's approach. Whilst it sorts your white shirt it makes you look a bit red in the face, but it was the best I could do.
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
31 Jan 2007 9:53AM
good portrait work

thewaiter 16 1.2k 9 England
2 Feb 2007 4:54PM
great portrait work, the eyes work well....
keimoi 12 1
7 Jun 2007 9:29PM
Still as beautiful as you were when you were 2 years old with those fantastic curls. Not a single tooth filling - EVER. Love you zillions, Dad. x x x
CathyT 12 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2007 7:35PM
Dad are sooo embarrassing...
User_Removed 11 31 2 England
26 Aug 2008 8:05PM
Great picture very natural look, Dads are ment to be embarrasing its what they do best.

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