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En Pointe 2

By cattyal  
Another from my weekend session. This evening I plan to go on the great mask hunt and see if I can find one that fits Smile

For those that want to know, duplicate layer converted to contrasty B&W, layer blend to screen, drop opacity. Dump texture layer on top, select figure, high dose of gaussian blur to remove texture but keep colour. Prat about trying to make the mask appear to actually fit my face.......

Tags: Self portrait Digitally manipulated Mask Sp Ballet Portraits and people Pointe

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19 Jul 2011 8:34AM
Love this so much.


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dathersmith 12 564 12 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2011 8:54AM
Great shot and thanks for the processing info, always good to learn (will have to try and remember though).

SlowSong Plus
11 8.3k 30 England
19 Jul 2011 9:08AM
Is "prat about" a photographic term Alison? If so, I've been using this method for ages without know it. Smile
Another stunner if I may say so.
cattyal Plus
14 8.9k 6 England
19 Jul 2011 9:21AM
Thanks everyone - I was pleased with this session - though I should have had my feet a bit more en pointe than they were - a bit too relaxed!

Yes, Pratting About is a very challenging skill that takes years to perfect - Arsing About is slightly easier but one must aspire to Pratting Smile
franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2011 10:02AM
Stunning work!

tmann 14 4 2 United States
19 Jul 2011 2:04PM
very intense self shot
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
19 Jul 2011 2:27PM
Excellent, a lot of work involved to create this beauty............Sandy
Niknut Plus
9 2.3k 78 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2011 4:36PM
Another very elegant shot !!!!......worth 'pratting' about for ?.....'n I know, I've been doing it all my life !!!!.WinkGrinGrin
Goggz 12 2.3k 72 Wales
19 Jul 2011 9:07PM
You lost me at prat Alison Wink

Lovely though Smile
Cheers, Goggz
Eviscera 13 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2011 10:13PM
Tight head , but superb technique Al

cattyal Plus
14 8.9k 6 England
19 Jul 2011 10:41PM
A rather late thank you again everyone Smile

If I end up finding a source for this particular mask I plan to buy a few and see if I can modify them/one to actually fit. My head does look rather dinky in this pic!

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