Challenge: Gold (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A80
Location: My room
Date: Jul 23, 2006
Galleries: Portraiture, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Jul 23, 2006
|For starters, I didn't put as much effort in this challenge than I probably should have. What I originally wanted to do was to flip my hair over my head to make a cool shape and look like it was being wind-blown, but my background wasn't wide or tall enough to accomidate my insanely long hair (I need it cut). So, I ended up taking a few close-up snapshots, and this was one of the 'OK' shots. What I do like about it is the fact that you can't see any sweat on my face.
This was taken on the hottest day of the year (113), and even though I waited until 9 at night to take it, it was still 92 degrees in my room and I was drenched. To hide the sticky look on my skin, I put on a bunch of foundation and powder on my face and chapstick to make my lips distract from my skin's damp appearance. I took the shot within a minute of putting on make up, and a minute later--I was soaked again. It was a very uncomfy night. After that, I just cropped, added contrast and made the color warmer, giving it a "golden" sort of glow.
I don't expect this to do very well because I think there's too much 'face' and not enough 'gold', but it's the best I could do in such gross conditions xp
Hope you guys like it!
P.S. Yup, that's my real hair color. I know, I rock. ;)
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