chrysalis

for week 5 of the dogwood challenge...

this was "wildcard week - photographer's choice"... one can shoot whatever one wants as long as it is with intent (fair enough - 'cos lots of my images are serendipitous)...
http://365project.org/discuss/themes-competitions/31005/52-week-challenge-week-5-jan-29th-wildcard-photographer-s-choice

when i was shooting the frozen bubbles this past week i decided that i wanted to put myself in one of them... so... this...

getting the blending to work was a pain in the a$$ and i'm not entirely sure i succeeded... i mucked about with "blend if" in PS without much luck... so i ended up doing a lot of cloning and painting of light and dark - which i think mostly disappeared into the general murkiness of the image... at the end of the day, i'm still not sure i've got this blending thing down...

as always when i am stuck i do a run thru in analog fx in the hopes that the textures and toners help hide my blending fails...

on a more positive note, the new "select subject" functionality in PS is awesome!!!!

It does look a bit surreal! I like it. I think not being able to see your face gives it an interesting ominous vibe.
posted February 5th, 2018  
Omg love it
posted February 5th, 2018  
wow - in awe of the skills to do this
posted February 5th, 2018  
Well done I say- and my- a hint of color too!
posted February 5th, 2018  
oooooooooo
posted February 5th, 2018  
the blending "fails" are marvelously invisible to the naked eye
posted February 5th, 2018  
Well done! To have your processing skills!
posted February 5th, 2018  
success!!!!
posted February 5th, 2018  
Well done!
posted February 5th, 2018  
nicely done
posted February 5th, 2018  
Excellent, well done. analog fx is a lifesaver sometimes
posted February 5th, 2018  
looks like a really skilled piece of work to me. I really like that we have to guess at your emotion about being inside that bubble. You achieved your intention excellently.
posted February 5th, 2018  
Amazing!
posted February 5th, 2018  
Oh I love it. Fabulous editing. fav
posted February 5th, 2018  
Cool
posted February 5th, 2018  
You really are the queen of B&W..
posted February 5th, 2018  
Totally love this! :-)
posted February 5th, 2018  
A MUST see on black! FAv.
posted February 5th, 2018  
This is fab, and yes, only on black!
posted February 5th, 2018  
Definitely great on black and I am impressed with your processing - even if you think it's not perfect it's definitely not bad ( an understatement I might add) :)
posted February 5th, 2018  
Blending is a pain exactly where you said... Wonderfully managed, however!
posted February 5th, 2018  
👏👏👏👏👏
posted February 5th, 2018  
So cool!!! So many layers! Great work!
posted February 7th, 2018  
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