Jan 19, 2011

Gratuitous, indeed

Not much time for a post of real content tonight, as I am soon off to a much anticipated dinner (the kind where reservations were made a good six weeks or so ago) and I can hardly wait! Here's a gratuitous shot of me in Philly this past weekend - I've been wanting to achieve that kind of close-up portrait à la Jonathan Canlas and have been subjecting poor JJ to try to get it on me. So below's my contribution for GPOYW (is this only a tumblr thing?).

I was a bit rosy here in the unedited shot having just had a great triple Belgian beer at Monk's Cafe. Hehee. These days, I'm really into a subtle kind of yellowish-greensih processing and overexposing portraits. Just about all this processing was done in Adobe Camera Raw (totally love this plug-in) with some minor final tweaks in Photoshop. I'm also digging this Dior Rouge lipstick in Favori Red. It makes me feel a bit old-timey classic. :P

9 comments :

  1. So pretty! I love both versions. I also think the snow (snow, right?) in the background makes it. That plus your lipstick matching the red in your scarf!

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  2. I love Jonathan's work! I think JJ captured it well.

    Btw, what is the plug-in for RAW? Is it something that you buy?

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  3. Pretty girl!


    Have a fun and gluttonous time tonight :)

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  4. you're always off to somewhere

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  5. certainty about your mole with color tones homogernité

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  6. wow, u look pretty here. great shot. Im not brave enough to wear red lipstick :-/

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  7. love the lip color, and both versions of the photo, actually. I'm in the market for a DSLR (my first!) and am eager to get busy learning the ropes with a fancy shmancy camera :)

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