Don't Lose Your Head by SquarePeg


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Hello. 19th August and number 231 in the ongoing 365 image mega series. 103 views

Self portrait taken tonight at home.

I’ve had this idea for some time now, but it originally had a plater that my head would appear to be on. That didn’t quite work out, so it’s my wife holding my head for me. The title comes from a Queen song on the A Kind Of Magic album.

Two images blended together, converted to black and white with levels and contrast adjustment, a high pass filter layer at three pixels and a texture layer added twice and partially erased.

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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  • Maxoperandi
    Maxoperandiabout 3 years ago

    Well done James…it’s working out so well!

  • Thanks, Max! :)

    – SquarePeg

  • Kevin McGeeney
    Kevin McGeeneyabout 3 years ago

    when I saw this I thought you’d lost your mind…but now realize you’re just out of your head….:)
    funny, funny shot, love it!!!!

  • Cheers, Kevin. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • wendy88
    wendy88about 3 years ago

    soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good! i LOVE!!

  • Thank you, Wendy! :)

    – SquarePeg

  • Mel
    Mel Brackstone...about 3 years ago

    This is great, Jamie! Love what you’ve done!

  • Thank you, Mel! :)

    – SquarePeg

  • Mark.I.F. Jarvis
    Mark.I.F. Jarvisabout 3 years ago

    This is great, I often feel that someone else is holding my head!!

  • LOL! Yeah, I get that feeling. Cheers, Mark. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • SexyEyes69
    SexyEyes69about 3 years ago

    excellent work James! x

  • Thank you, Sarah. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesalmost 3 years ago

  • Scott Mitchell
    Scott Mitchellover 1 year ago

  • Thank you very much!

    – SquarePeg

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