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WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique

unique

I don’t like Photoshop effects that make a photo look unreal, unless the effect that the “photographer” is going for is something other than real. I do use it for my photos – specifically curves and levels – to change the contrast, but I try to avoid the bulk of what Photoshop offers me.

I also avoid self-portraits, or, truth be told, any photographs of me. I’d rather be behind the camera than in front of it.

Those two bits of info make this photo unique. I shot this photo of myself, then processed it by layering me on top of the background, then Gaussian blurred the background layer and switched it to black and white. Then I played with the top layer, me, a little be lowering the saturation level. Plus, it’s a photo of me.

I got my hair cut today as well, so I figured today was a good day to “shoot myself”, as it were.


Hannah

We named her Hannah Jayne, which turns out to mean “grace grace”, and she was born on a Tuesday (Tuesday’s child is full of grace).

We must have really needed some grace.  She certainly has offered unmerited favor to me.  Thanks Hannah.

Pentax K20D / Pentax M SMC 50mm / f1.7 / ISO 800 / 1/160 sec.