Back Versions (2)
Modifications (2)
Views 226 Unique 124
Vote 32
Award Shortlist   

No bandages!

By cattyal  
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.

Tags: Self portrait Digitally manipulated Sp Portraits and people

Voters: Paul_R, martinproe, ecowarrior and 29 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes

GB Sports Photographer & The Panasonic LUMIX S1


ecowarrior 12 577 England
7 Jun 2010 8:18PM
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.

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

cattyal Plus
14 8.9k 6 England
7 Jun 2010 8:22PM
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) !
ecowarrior 12 577 England
7 Jun 2010 8:24PM
No 2 is much better! (and don't be daft, woman!!!)
Oliverpants 10 2 2 England
7 Jun 2010 8:27PM
V1 for me, like the lacy dress effect. Ann
miptog 14 3.6k 63 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2010 8:46PM
nglen 11 42 1 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2010 8:47PM
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.
cattyal Plus
14 8.9k 6 England
7 Jun 2010 8:52PM
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
Jestertheclown 11 8.0k 252 England
7 Jun 2010 9:04PM
V2 for me.
cattyal Plus
14 8.9k 6 England
7 Jun 2010 9:09PM
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!
User_Removed 15 17.9k 8 Norway
7 Jun 2010 9:49PM
No 3!

davidbailie 16 457 7 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2010 10:16PM
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 ........

cattyal Plus
14 8.9k 6 England
7 Jun 2010 10:44PM
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!
8 Jun 2010 7:39AM

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))
Toonman 12 1.4k 2 England
8 Jun 2010 9:51AM
Lovely work Alison.
kaybee 15 6.7k 26 Scotland
8 Jun 2010 11:03AM
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'
Cor 10 Belgium
8 Jun 2010 8:28PM
V3 and V2 +++++
User_Removed 11 1 8 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2010 6:01PM
I think v3 is lovely Smile

cattyal Plus
14 8.9k 6 England
14 Jun 2010 10:03PM
I'm going to have to remove V3 - I can't take the credit for that one Smile
Zydeco_Joe 13 84 England
22 Jun 2010 10:33PM
Very creative portrait, nice work.
Zydeco Joe

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.