And Now, Simply Because, An Arty Picture of My Wife
Posted on March 16, 2009 Posted by John Scalzi 18 Comments
I think it would make a good book jacket photo, personally. So arty. So serious. So “my husband has Photoshop and is not afraid to fiddle.” Yes, well. Guilty as charged.
Nicely done though. I adore portraits done that way: side-lit, monochrome. Did you do any over-painting in PS (picking out details), or is it all filters and effects?
Also, have you seen the ‘Watchmen: Portraits’ book yet? There’s some stunning monochrome portraits in that.
Nicely done with the soft focus.
Mostly filter and effects, although I did use the unsharp mask to bring some stuff back into focus. Haven’t seen the Watchmen: Portraits book yet, but I’ll keep an eye out for it.
that was supposed to be “Nifty” but i do not proof read my stuff lol.
*FAIL* (To myself Not you)
The Bacon Man and I, a novel by Kristine Scalzi.
I can see it on the shelves now.
It’s been a while since you’ve done this last. Nice picture!
I like it, it’s like a star from a 40s noir film.
A little more Sharpness, I think…I keep squinting at it to try and pull it into focus. Gaussian Blur is not always your buddy.
The light composition, though….that’s just gorgeous, good job :)
Love, Bacon and A Daughter: Life With John “Bacon cat” Scalzi by Kristine Scalzi.
Agree with Julia, #9. The light is lovely. The fuzzy makes my eyes hurt though.
Finally, a topic I can talk about class in…
So “Meet The Beatles”-ish.
*peers* I see you’ve left the colour in the irises. I’m not a huge fan of these partially-coloured black-and-white things myself – the picture works so well as plain black and white it seems a shame to resort to gimmickry.
“my husband has Photoshop and is not afraid to fiddle.”
Are these two things connected, or are you telling more about your personal life than we need to know?
I, too, like the lighting and the composition, but I agree with others that the focus is a little too soft. Just curious, did you blur that using Gaussian Blur, or did you rack slightly out of focus when you took the picture?
A little of both. I may fiddle a little more with it.
Ah! She’s beautiful :)