Saturday, 15 October 2011

Day 275

I've done the occasional self portrait as part of this 365 project, but I've not done one since Iain buggered off, and I thought it might be interesting to do one now.

No, I'm not wearing white face paint or black eye liner in this shot. I took an iPhone image of myself after I'd been crying and put it through the infrared preset in Lightroom. Infrared processing really emphasises any redness or blotchiness in your skin, so you wouldn't use it for a 'beauty' shot, but I love the effect it's produced here!


6 comments:

  1. It's a raw honest photo and the way you've processed it brings out all the emotion behind it. It's a brave photo and I hope it's only the start of all the good things that lie ahead of you.

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  2. I like this, Helen. It's you, and yet NOT you. It's like a "ghost" of you ... one that you will be able to leave behind (when the time is right) and move forward into your new life. Even in this condition, you are one beautiful woman ... inside and out xx

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  3. Thanks for your comments, Sharon and Val. x

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  4. It's you, and red nose and all, it and you are beautiful!

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  5. stark and raw......

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  6. Thanks for commenting, Lisa and Debbie. x

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