This is a character I met when out on a photo shoot. He had a lot of interesting stories to tell about his life. He is the same age as myself.
Nikon D60 with Nikkor Lens 55-200mm at 55mm, f/5.6, 1/125, ISO200, Raw
Used the ‘High Contrast Look’ instructions on p291 of Photoshop CS5 Book by Scott Kelby…fabulous book.
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“Before and After” and Pic of the Month February ’12

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I like to blur the line between Art and Photography. I am addicted to taking photographs and then manipulating them. All images including textures and artwork are my own.
There are many subjects that interest me, but my favourite is people…and I think the hardest to capture.
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  • carol brandt
    carol brandtabout 3 years ago

    Ahhh Jillian!!!! … this is a MAGIC portrait of Mick … fantastic shot and processing :)))

  • How long has it taken me to edit this image…months. I am so glad you like it! Mick does look very cool!

    – Jillian Merlot

  • cootie
    cootieabout 3 years ago

  • linaji
    linajiabout 3 years ago

    Oh my goodness… getting my PS5 in today!! amazing!

  • SueB
    SueBalmost 3 years ago

    Jillian, This is such an interesting portrait, beautifully taken and processed :-)

  • Thanks Sue! He was a very interesting man which has created the portrait…I just clicked the camera.

    – Jillian Merlot

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyalmost 3 years ago

    Simply marvellous, Jillian! What a wonderful work – so much character in Mick’s face and you’ve captured it perfectly.

  • You are so complimentary Mike! Mick was definitely an interesting character to capture!

    – Jillian Merlot

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonalmost 3 years ago

  • Thanks for the fabulous banner. I love Nikon.

    – Jillian Merlot

  • Tania1403
    Tania1403over 2 years ago

    Before and After

    Brilliant work! how could I not make this image of the month.

  • Tania you really know how to brighten up someone’s day….Thanks heaps!!!! I will endeavour to put more images in your group now.

    – Jillian Merlot

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