And Now, Simply Because, An Arty Picture of My Wife

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.

18 Comments on “And Now, Simply Because, An Arty Picture of My Wife”

  1. 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.

  2. Dee:

    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.

  3. lannalee – Westbrook, Maine – Lanna Lee Maheux is a speaker, podcaster, actor, geek, silly person, femme fatale, singer, lover, twit, and recovering Stand-Up Comic. Host of the podcast Lounging with LannaLee. Since 2010 she has co-hosted The Lex and Lanna Show with Alexis Lyon. In 2011 she and her husband Edmund, started their own bi-weekly podcast, The Bureau of Awesome.
    Lanna Lee Maheux-Quinn

    It’s been a while since you’ve done this last. Nice picture!

  4. 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 :)

  5. The Sanity Inspector – Former minor blogger, current wide-ranging commenter. You can find me in the comments all over the political spectrum, from TakiMag to AlterNet.
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    So “Meet The Beatles”-ish.

  6. *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.

  7. “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?

  8. 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?

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