23rd January, and number twenty-three in this very large 365 image series I have embarked upon.

This is me, taken at about 8.30 this evening. This belongs with This Way and That Way also taken as part of this series. A series within a series, if you will. :)

The self portrait had levels adjusted, the high pass filter at 4 pixels and was then converted to black and white. A duplicate layer had a gaussian blur filter added and was blended using multiply. A levels adjustment layer brought back some brightness and this and some blur were erased from the hand. Two texture layers, one duplicated three times, were added and erased around the hand. Flattened.

Canon EOS 20D / Canon USM 28mm-105mm lens.

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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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  • webbie
    webbieover 3 years ago

    Deep capture and thought..we all need to no the right time to say this :)

  • Thank you, Webbie. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 3 years ago

    Excellent details on you process James…appreciate that! Great shot.

  • Thank you, Wendi. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, amazing work and well deserved.

  • Thank you very much, Andrea. :):):)

    – SquarePeg

  • Monjii
    Monjiiover 3 years ago

    Alot of work went into this and it shows..nice one

  • Thank you very much.

    – SquarePeg

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 3 years ago

    Love the dramatic mood. Well done.

  • Thank you, Rene. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 3 years ago

    25 January, 2011

  • Thank you very much, Rene. :):):)

    – SquarePeg

  • Tanya Keefe
    Tanya Keefeover 3 years ago

    Excellent work James. A powerful and visually appealing image.

  • Thank you, Tanya. :) I appreciate that. :)

    – SquarePeg

    ROUBLE RUSTover 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much! :):):)

    – SquarePeg

  • Jay Morgan
    Jay Morganover 3 years ago

    Very work love your textures

  • Thank you :)

    – SquarePeg

  • BabyM2
    BabyM2over 3 years ago

    Stunning creativity love everything about this image.

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