It’s that time of year again. Easter is coming. Time to start thinking what was done for mankind. It isn’t just about chocolate eggs, kids.

A new one in the “Crown Of Thorns” series. Taken from the original shoot, this is the first time I’ve used this picture. Nothing fancy here, just a straight black and white conversion in the channel mixer on the red filter, contrast adjusted in curves, a high pass filter layer at 3 pixels to bring out a bit more detail and the eye lightened with the dodge tool.

Thanks, Dan.

I found creating this series an uplifting and invigorating expirience and I believe that it helped to open my heart to Jesus and paved the way towards my becoming a Christian.

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I’ve been taking photographs since 1997 and I still love it. After a brief dislike of photomanipulation I now use Photoshop extensively on a majority of my work. People are my favourite subject and I’m always on the look out for new models, so drop me a line if you’re interested! :)

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  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago


  • Thank you, Scott. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • wendyL
    wendyLover 4 years ago

    stunning work!!!!!!!!!!! fab!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you, Wendy! :)

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  • Tempe
    Tempeover 4 years ago

    lurve that eye….. how evil, how angelic, how easter .!

  • Thank you. :)

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  • Daniela Cifarelli
    Daniela Cifarelliover 4 years ago

    Excellent and a powerful image, Jamie!
    Instant fav!

  • Thank you, Daniela. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneover 4 years ago

    Very powerful, thought provoking image James….love this :)

  • Thanks very much, Shelly. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • Irish
    Irishover 4 years ago


  • Thank you!

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  • Angel Warda
    Angel Wardaover 4 years ago

    most excellent!!!!

  • Thank you very much.

    – SquarePeg

  • neilbrown
    neilbrownabout 4 years ago

    Me & god don’t get on, but love the frame.

    Great light & details

  • Thanks, Neil. I never used to get on with Him either.

    – SquarePeg

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...about 4 years ago

    amazing composition, superb piece

  • Thanks, Ryan. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillmanalmost 4 years ago

    This is a striking piece of art. The black and white sets such an interesting mood. A fav

  • Thank you very much, Joseph. :)

    – SquarePeg

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