Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Black and White Wednesday

 

I'm so not thrilled that I'm putting my face into a blog post (I'm uber self conscious) but I wanted to do some more dramatic and intense stuff that just looked wonky on pictures of babies.  I needed an adult face to play around with some of the... grittier(?) techniques.  

I think this has a vintage quality to it... I dunno... I didn't do much to the photo (yeehaw, no zits to zap, even!) beyond messing with the curves and darkening shadows and using a red filter with the B&W conversion.  

Don't worry; I'll do my best to put a cute kid picture up next week!  

Join in at The Long Road to China, and if you like her photography (I do!), you can sign up for some cool sounding tutoring sessions to help you refine your editing techniques.  Neat!

13 comments:

Kate said...

You are so beautiful! Especially your eyes!

Very hot! ;-)

Melis said...

Kate, stop. B&W makes EVERYONE look pretty.

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

This is a gorgeous picture and you really shouldn't be self-conscious. But, I GET that!

I agree with Kate that you have beautiful eyes.

Blessings~
Lisa

Sonora said...

I know what you mean. I hate putting pictures of myself on my blog. You look wonderful though. I really like it. You shouldn't be worried.
I have a few awards for you on my site. (I am still working on getting the post up so give me day and then come check them out!)

Gail said...

LOVE this one! Beautiful black and white. And I am a bit self conscious myself.

Arizona Mamma said...

That's a great picture! Sorta like you walked outta the late 60's. So not in a bad way!!

By the way, I can't remember if you ever said...what editing software do you use?

Donna said...

Awww... fun pic! I'd post my pic more often if I was cute like you! ;)

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I think you are beautiful:) I know it is not easy to post your own picture......but this is fantastic!! Great processing too!

Maryvel said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I think we need to do that more often and be in front of the camera too, not always behind! Very nice photo!

A little piece of 7th heaven said...

WOW...I love how the pic turned out...and you look simply beautiful..

Julie said...

Found you from your hilarious comment on my blog!! The baby bird thing made me think of it in a whole new way! Too funny! Great edit on your photo!! You should join the before/after blog hop over at Pixel Perfect.
pixelperfectblog.com

Tanya said...

ROWR! No going to the shipyard looking like that, Hotness!

Life with Kaishon said...

You are so pretty : )
I love your picture.

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