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By cattyal  
Well not the most successful session in front of the camera today results wise but useful in other respects, ie. background adjustments and lighting.

Not that pic illustrates what I've been messing about at - I was just about to take the tube off when I thought it looked quite nice off the shoulder so on went the bag for a few shots.

I was going to leave it in colour but it's a bit chilly round here and it seems that this year my hands are going to be a delicate shade of red Sad

So, fiddled and faffed and this is what I ended up with......

Tags: Digitally manipulated Portraits and people

Voters: lifesnapper, chase, polly470 and 21 more

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miptog 13 3.6k 62 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2009 7:47PM
"bag lady" looking elegant in a "tube dress" love it. Let see some more poses in the "dress" and with a mask too. Find the flowers and "covered box" distracting.

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cattyal Plus
14 8.8k 6 England
8 Nov 2009 7:51PM
Actually I've a few elegant real dresses knocking about somewhere - stashed in the back of the wardrobe I expect. Maybe I'll have to root them out but suspect they'll be about two sizes too big now!

The masks are tricky - none of them cover my face properly - maybe a new project for me is to simply make one myself that fits me - now that's an idea.......

As for the distrations - pure laziness I must admit plus I thought just me standing there like a lemon would be somewhat boring Smile
stephenscott 9 8 2 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2009 7:51PM
nice work..

CSuk 9 7 33 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2009 7:51PM
You do relaise Alison that you have started your own offshoot of YOUTUBE Smile I actually find this to be a very, nay, extremely elegant looking photo/image.
Thankyou 4 sharing...Click Smile
johnnyboy114 10 231 106 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2009 9:06PM
I do love this, but forgive me, as I don't want to sound forward, but do you HAVE to have a mask? You could just take a self portrait and let it be you? I am sure you don't have anything to hide.....
cattyal Plus
14 8.8k 6 England
8 Nov 2009 9:09PM
Thanks again folks Smile These fabric tubes will be used quite a bit - as they already have been - and happily are only about 2.50 from the car cleaning section in Wilkinsons - very handy Smile

I'm afraid I just can't really bear myself without a mask or bag. I do have a couple of unmasked self portraits in my portfolio but really don't like my bagless efforts. I guess I could always try again and keep my face in the shadows - I do have nice hair though Smile
dusted 14 508 1 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2009 11:27PM
stands out a mile in the gallery

full on style and quality

tepot 14 4.4k United Kingdom
9 Nov 2009 12:29AM
The bag spoils it for me but otherwise would be an elegant image.

Pinnace 10 12 Wales
9 Nov 2009 3:06PM
Brilliant sense of humour and great captures/poses - loving the bags.
kaybee 15 6.5k 26 Scotland
9 Nov 2009 3:45PM
Stunning chasis being shown off again lass. You need to show your face as well though at some point

cattyal Plus
14 8.8k 6 England
9 Nov 2009 7:53PM
Finally I'm back and thank you all. I had vaguely thought of experimenting a bit this evening but quite frankly I've run out of steam so that can wait until another day. Maybe I'll have a rummage in the back of the wardrobe and see what I can find...

Ah the chassis is fairly decent most of the time - however the face is somewhat variable - one day I'll do one without the bag but I'll need a bit of time to get the polyfilla applied - might be a weekend job..... Smile

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