Monday, 27 April 2009

I ♥ Faces - Week 16 - Reflection - Mr Wrinkles.

Meet Mr. Wrinkles :D

I really liked his screwed up little nose in this shot!

This weeks challenge was exactly the that - A face AND a reflection of that same face - WOW - stretch the beginner or what!!
We don't live within walking distance of any nice clear blue waters and I don't drive, so mirrors it had to be. The one in the picture is the only portable mirror in our house and, as I've said before, our house is not good for light, so we took it outside and played. Of course posed was my only choice and although I got some nice shots of my eldest son (who I wanted to use) he said he didn't like posing (yeah right!!) and wouldn't play along with me - well not MY way!! I gave up and handed the mirror to the little ones - and my entry was the most candid and funny one I got, but I think it was also the best compusure and focus :D
I'm going to post a collage of the misses, just for fun! Click on the 'not entered' label to see it (or go to the blog's home-page)!

BTW - no adult entry from me this week :( Self-portrait was hard enough, but to add a mirror into the mix... I simply could not figure how to hold the camera to take me and a pic of me and hold the mirror for my reflection all in one go - and there is no way Paul would let me shoot him for this! 


Jen H 27 April 2009 at 15:10  

I LOVE it!!
Jen H

Donna 27 April 2009 at 15:11  

What a funny little guy! I also like how you post processed this to draw attention to the color image in the mirror. Cute!!

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Tiaras and Tantrums 27 April 2009 at 17:02  

that is really adorable

April 27 April 2009 at 18:13  

I love the reflection and how the face in the mirror is in color...very creative!

Taylor 27 April 2009 at 19:05  

LOL, love the expression, so cute!

Becca 27 April 2009 at 19:07  

I love his scrunched nose! ;-) so so cute!

EL at Through My Own Lens 27 April 2009 at 19:50  

That's a boy for you!!! Too cute, thanks for sharing!

Carrianne Photography 28 April 2009 at 04:19  

so cute! nice job.

Herb of Grace 28 April 2009 at 17:41  

Oo, oo! Share your edit secrets, pretty please? Love the half color- half b&w look!

Amy 28 April 2009 at 17:53  

Adorable! I like that it's not a perfect smile in the pciture, you can tell he's been making faces at himself! Also love the color editing!

DawnS 29 April 2009 at 02:19  

Love the little crinkled nose and the way you did color in just the mirror and reflection!

Caroline 29 April 2009 at 13:28  

Just for Herb :D

The editing was pretty simple really - thanks to Picnik!

I sharpened & brightened the 'eye' in layers using

Then in Picnik I hit B&W. Then I painted back (erase the B&W from) the Original where I wanted it (easy as that). Apply

Then tweek the levels in 'curves' (advanced tab), and again paint back the original - so that you curves are only effecting you B&W areas.

There was a little bit of cloning around the eye area too to loose some exagerated 'bags' that the reflection gave!

Not too complicated, but I like the effect I got :D Really - Picnik is SOOO easy to use for stuff like this ;)

Mandi 29 April 2009 at 15:27  

I like this shot and the edit!

jennifer 30 April 2009 at 03:21  


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