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My Joe

By Dizize
Last night my husband Joe, came home from a day of welding....looked perfect for me to try some black and white imagery....he was quite the cooperative study, once I convinced him not to "pose"....anxious to know what you think!
Thanx in advance for you interest....

**For those of you who have asked about the processing:
Good morning my friends! Ahhh...perhaps afternoon there....
Not sure how to respond to your questions and kind remarks on "My Baby's Blues" I hope you see this here...
You are in luck....I have been trying to find my way in navigating the "how too's" of my Corel PSPx2 that I got for Christmas....mostly without success....I am afraid that I don't know what the heck I am doing and probably should not even be on this site...but...I DO recall how I did this shot of my husband...I took a close up...Nikon D-40...18-55 mm @ auto setting....converted to B & W....then I chose the Effects tool, went to texture and I am pretty certain I used "soft plastic"...I may have doubled that part...and there you have accident indeed...but I liked the way it turned out and I am so glad you have also...Many, many thanx for your kind response!

Tags: Black and white Digitally manipulated Portraits and people My joe

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morpheus1955 16 3 2 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2010 12:18AM
Superb portrait, I really like the processing, very well done indeed.

Daisymaye Plus
14 25 24 Canada
24 Jun 2010 12:38AM
Very artistic portrait. Quite like the processing and great natural pose.....Sandy
24 Jun 2010 2:29AM
The image has a lovely relaxed quality and the PS texture works well. Keep it up!
24 Jun 2010 2:48AM
Very nice portrait and nicely processed

Evgenya 12 Russian Federation
24 Jun 2010 3:23AM
Fine and real portrait!
W1ldside 12 29 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2010 6:16AM
Unusual process used here D but very applicable for the type ofshot which shows Joe after a hard days graft and full of Character...
Cheers Rick
Dizize 12 United States
24 Jun 2010 6:21AM
Thank you all, for your kind comments....I am off to bed in the US....after a day of running around the house, shooting salt shakers, candy jars and my husband's eyes....yes...I am indeed....mad! Good eve!
Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
24 Jun 2010 5:33PM
A fine portrait of a working man. I would like to see the original without the PS work. I think it would make an even better image. It has that very real quality that takes it over the top.
jamestheboy 13 447 5 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2010 5:44PM
I do like black-and-white photographs so much I think you have captured this one quite well

24 Jun 2010 6:51PM
Good arty shot and nicely processed. Great job.

stevieasp 15 7 England
24 Jun 2010 6:56PM
Excellent processing, I often get home from work looking like this, my missus never wants to photograph me lol!
pughs 12 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2010 7:11PM
Excellent and very effective portrait
Natzdad 14 29 2 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2010 7:53PM
looks like we have another great member joining us ,interesting and varied subjects,keep up the good work...Mick
24 Jun 2010 7:59PM
What a great portrait shot love what you have done to it .
Dizize 12 United States
24 Jun 2010 8:11PM
Thank you all for taking a peek and your offering of kind words....I feel honored to be in your company!
xwang 13 56 8
24 Jun 2010 10:00PM
Very creative.
wyatturp 17 2 England
24 Jun 2010 10:25PM
Nice feel to this Di, works well in mono

Paree 17 616 3
24 Jun 2010 10:47PM
wow amazing
this is lovely and original


25 Jun 2010 2:32PM
it's amazing how much you love your husband.It's rare today.
Suehh 15 39 6 England
25 Jun 2010 8:08PM
OOOOH! I like this - so different. Love the naturalness about your husband and unusual and interesting processing.

26 Jun 2010 7:35AM
wow! I've seen quite few original photographs on this site; this one is yet anothe one of those that I will remember!

Very nice processing, very nice framing ... and the composition ... just bloody great shot!

what are you going to amaze us with next?
26 Jun 2010 7:27PM
A stunning shot! Great character and mood, and the effect you've used is very good. I think you could use the original on its own as a separate picture without the special effects as its so good.
26 Jun 2010 7:46PM
Wow! I like what you have done. Very Cool photo!
costas 15 2 2 Greece
27 Jun 2010 11:18PM
Great shot, i would love to see it without the effect.
oll1e 15 57 2 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2010 12:44PM
like the processing Di Smile
29 Jun 2010 9:40PM
For someone who says they dont know what there doing, you produce some beautiul and amazing shots! I do love your portfolio. Its my favorite. Smile Louise
30 Jun 2010 12:10AM
I really enjoy the effect, and the black and white contrast is stunning!! Smile
KingBee Plus
16 561 2 Scotland
2 Jul 2010 7:18AM
A new comment on an (slightly) old image. Great shot, very "Deerhunter" in its way, superb treatment overall. Love it. Keep posting! Bob
3 Jul 2010 2:13PM
excellent shot of your true working man.very good detail and mood.i think your telling fibs(he he) that you dont know what your doing as this pic is fantastic
astyag 15 12
9 Jul 2010 7:19PM
Superb processing

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