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By cattyal  
I 'borrowed' a roll of wallpaper that has been sitting in the office basement for several months now and decided today to see what it came up like in a photo.

I don't know if the owners of the paper will want it back so I just hung from my clothes rail for now.

Since it was a test the minimum of effort was made on my face - a dash of mascara and bit of lippy and a ton of post-processing Smile

I quite like the end result - not sure what it really looks like as I'm still on the laptop as although the pc seems to be working ok I just love the peace and quiet of the lappy. I really must get back into using the pc again - the monitor is far superior....

Tags: General Digitally manipulated Portraits and people

Voters: polly470, agean, Sean_Dillon and 31 more

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polly470 9 25 8 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2010 7:54PM
Brilliant effect - great experiment that I find really good to look at..

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Sean_Dillon 10 2 2 England
28 Feb 2010 7:54PM
Think this works very well, another super portrait.
DaveGu 12 1 1 England
28 Feb 2010 7:56PM
Another cracking shot. I really like this type of lighting.

saeidNL 9 3 Netherlands
28 Feb 2010 8:00PM
Excellent work very well taken.
Carl40 13 18 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2010 8:03PM
Great work love the end result
Squirrel 12 459 6 England
28 Feb 2010 8:11PM
Beautiful. Love the lighting just showing the edge of the hair. The wall paper gives texture to the background with out being intrusive.
I don't know why but I could see this on a book cover.
cattyal Plus
14 8.8k 6 England
28 Feb 2010 10:26PM
Thanks everyone Smile Amazingly enough for this one I managed to remove the snoot (it was hard trust me) and use the barn-doors instead. The aim was to keep the shadows but throw just a bit more light on my face and the background.

It seemed to work quite well although a little less pp would have been used if I'd made the effort to put a few layers of goo on my face Smile

I love the paper though - there is a whole wall done with it in the office basement in a huge empty room. One day I'll have to ask the boss if I can set my kit up down there to play.....
johnnyboy114 10 231 106 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2010 10:52PM
Nicely done and good effect......really top image...
kaybee 15 6.5k 26 Scotland
28 Feb 2010 11:39PM
been there since the 60s
HuntedDragon 10 118 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2010 11:57PM
cattyal Plus
14 8.8k 6 England
1 Mar 2010 8:30AM
Thanks again everyone - now I'm looking at it on my monitor at work I can't see the wallpaper at all - the blackground seems totally black. Methinks this monitor needs a bit of adjustment but since it's fine for what I'm supposed to be doing here maybe I should leave it alone Smile

Thanks for the mod Ian - appreciated Smile

Ha - the paper has been in the basement for about the last year - there was an events organising type company down there who decorated but they've since moved on and the rooms are all empty.....
HuntedDragon 10 118 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2010 12:36PM
on mine if i move side to side the wall paper apears and disapears..
cattyal Plus
14 8.8k 6 England
1 Mar 2010 12:40PM
Similiar here at work - I have to bob up and down to see it! Maybe I'll give it a tweak and see what happens.....

Oh that's interesting - I've just copied the large image here and pasted it into Paint Shop Pro - I can see the wallpaper without having to bob up and down!
JackAllTog Plus
10 5.5k 58 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2010 2:16PM
Teriffic Shot, Your the best SP taker i know. This shot is real classy.
POD 9 22 England
1 Mar 2010 5:31PM
Beautiful, an absolutely brilliant shot.
cattyal Plus
14 8.8k 6 England
2 Mar 2010 8:30PM
A late thank you again folks Smile I won't show you any of the failures Smile
SteveNZ 10 4 5 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2010 1:23PM
Nice shadows, beautiful image... wish I could do the same!
cattyal Plus
14 8.8k 6 England
20 Apr 2010 8:56PM
Thanks Steve - it's all trial and error you know - and catching me on a good day!

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