Supriyo, I didn't say Steiglitz intent was to screw with people, but, based on several photos my sister just emailed of me that got a question from a number of folks on her facebook page asking who was the little boy looking like he was always ready to engage in mischief, apparently,I have been screwing with people since my youth. One with a snow ball looking at her, another with a knife cutting a cake. Julie, beside my parents, I thank the 20 inch beauty dish I call "a cheekbone modifier." Getting it as high as possible but still getting light in the eye sockets really pulls out the bone structure. I got some fill from the floor bounce off the light colored concrete floor to fill the eye sockets. The shot does very well for me on match.com. Blown highlights can have a distinct, hard, rapid edge transfer, same as shadows. Specular highlights reveal to the brain the texture of an object by the speed of the edge transfer: Shine a light on super smooth black paint, razor sharp edge transfer, velour, textured surface, super gradual specular edge transfer. It is a function of surface efficiency. Hence, application of makeup to soften or oil or wax to do the opposite. My shot started as a test of some new strip lights in a 100 degree garage til I got the inspiration for the Hemingway shot based on what I was seeing. I describe my creative process as I look at something, it speaks to me and as Forest Gump said, sheet happens. Then added what used to be in CA my trademark silk crew neck sweater since Hem was wearing his trademark fisherman's knit sweater (too hot most of the year here in FL) and then a camera. The high heat helped with the high skin surface efficiency. Worked the opposite when doing a 30's style shoot with 3 hot lights and a fog machine. You are absolutely right about the Hendrix shot. Unfortunately, I didn't make Woodstock, the Thruway was closed down before I got there. A few years later, I did handle a lawsuit against Warner Brothers by the nude lady on the movie poster. Our defense was how could she identify herself as the woman with her back to the camera standing on one leg with her other foot behind the other knee out of the thousands of woman in attendance. We sent 3 other women to pose nude in the same pond and had 4 8x10's to show her asking her to pick herself out. I did not get to go to that photo shoot, darn. She immediately picked herself out. Out of the thousands of women at Woodstock, how many do you think had webbed toes. Ca ching, out came the check book. There was no model release or in many cases, folks without even tickets. There is an old adage, never ask a question to which you don't know the answer, Chris Darden should have heed that in the OJ case. This is why I have model releases in my bag at ALL times.There was also a suit by the latrine cleaner. He never told his family that's what he did for a living and each day left home in a business suit. He said they wouldn't take the food he passed them at the dinner table after seeing him in the movie emptying the porta potties. Norman, interesting question. Will have to mess with it in color efex and see. Thanks, I rarely do split toning in color. Like Tim Ludwid did years ago sending me down a new path with subtractive lighting, you and Julie have just done the same. However, to emulate Hem's beard, it needs be white in this shot for the concept of the shot. But for effect... interesting. Can always learn here at pnet.