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one of those days

The first attempt at a self portrait. My wifes urging - she thinks I take photographs of everything but me. She's right, even though she herself wont pose for me.


The effect i was going for was that tired, end of the day had enough feeling, washed out and worn out.


Shot with low lamplight light from behind to both sides, white wall at ISO1600, converted with a negative blue filter for infrared and then a slight sepia tone to highlight the fact and skin tones. 3 Image triptych


I like the way it worked but I honestly cannot say why I do - it turned out the way I envisioned.


The grain is intentional BTW - thats part of what I was aiming for, that gritty tired feeling like you have just had too much.


Thoughts? Should I keep doing it? Keep trying? Does it work.


Be warned - the full size image is big... 1.3mb -2500x1011 pixels - i think thats the best way to view it myself. first in a planned series of different portraits

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Taken on February 6, 2006