Emanations of the Soul...

...I've gone all mysterious and existential for today's post!

BoB I guess...

Footnote: there has been a lot of speculation as to how I did this, so I guess some words of explanation will be welcome. Apart from a slight crop, a contrast increase and some colour balance adjustment this is essentially as it was composed in camera... no Photoshop trickery involved.

What you’re looking at is a shadow on a white wall. The head is the shadow of a hollow glass full-size head which I back lit with a LED flashlight; the opacity of the glass has reduced the light transmission sufficiently to cast a shadow which I darkened with a contrast increase. The 'splashes' of light - the emanations - were formed by the light refracting through the irregular glass surfaces.

I posted a conventional image of this head on the 12th day of my project back in January 2014 - you can see it here: https://365project.org/vignouse/365/2014-01-12
Great picture!
posted December 7th, 2017  
Great shot
posted December 7th, 2017  
well I wonder how you did that! Interesting to ponder
posted December 7th, 2017  
Very cool
posted December 7th, 2017  
blimey
posted December 8th, 2017  
I’ve been away all year. It’s great to see your work. I hope you’ll give us some clues as to how you did this. It’s wonderful!
posted December 8th, 2017  
This is an interesting image.
posted December 8th, 2017  
Cool image that has a scientific/technical look to it
posted December 8th, 2017  
Existential! Lovely.
posted December 8th, 2017  
it's better than a head full of cobwebs :)
posted December 8th, 2017  
You had a brain wave! Not sure that drowning someone was the way to do it :-)
posted December 8th, 2017  
Very interesting, very creative!
posted December 8th, 2017  
for him who has eyes to see
posted December 8th, 2017  
Well done.
posted December 8th, 2017  
Very creative, a super image. Fav!! 😀
posted December 8th, 2017  
Lee
Saw it on the popular pages and didn't guess it was yours, a rather different image from you Richard and i like it.
posted December 8th, 2017  
@vincent24 @chris17 @hrs @bkbinthecity @graemestevens @dmcoile @randystreat @seattlite @rosiekerr @koalagardens @yrhenwr @domenicododaro @francoise @haskar @carolmw @gamelee Thank you all for your kind comments on this experimental image - I've added some notes above to explain how I did it.
posted December 8th, 2017  
Clever
posted December 8th, 2017  
Wonderfully mysterious!
posted December 9th, 2017  
Mystical!
posted December 9th, 2017  
Crikey! THat's a bit odd. Nice, though.
posted December 9th, 2017  
@vignouse The fact it's not PS-postproduction makes it even more interesting and creative!
posted December 9th, 2017  
This head has undergone significant change since your original shot...and equally your ability, conscientiousness and your willingness to guide/assist others. Well done you!
posted December 10th, 2017  
Very clever
posted December 12th, 2017  
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