White Eyes

by Chepikian Paul

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Gallery: Self Portraits

Tags: seeking critique

Category: Portrait

Published: Thursday 15th of June 2006 04:10:04 AM


Marco Ruggiero
I like it. Somber and dark but I feel well executed. I think you have managed to reflect some real dark feelings in this one.

I wouldn't change a thing. Congrats.

Paul Chepikian
Thanks, Marco: It was an experiment. I was shooting the full moon reflecting off our living room furniture when this presented itself. I shot with the shutter locked open and exposed my face with short bursts of light from a 6 LED flashlight I always keep with me to use when I'm shooting in the dark. Because It was dark, and it was just me, I didn't focus properly so I decided to salvage the shot with some manipulation. I actually like this image and plan on playing with the technique some more. The LED gives off an interesting light.

M.M. Meehan
oh yes, very interesting light! plus your expression and the way the light catches you eyes in just that position. This could be used as a cover for a spy novel. Or you could be cast in the character of a psychological thriller movie with this face. Exquisite light and expression. Nice one! Have you ever used neat image? I believe its still free software and easy to use. You could reduce the noise in this and make it even more stressfull.

Paul Chepikian
Thanks, M.M. I've never heard of Neat Image, I'll see if I can find it on line. The truth is though that I wanted the grain/texture/etc. It's actually a PS filter which creates it. The original didn't have anywhere near as much. There are several ways within Photoshop to reduce noise/grain and I've used them when I enlarged my images to 3' x 4' for the gallery show. Thanks for stopping by and more importantly, your comments. Be well... Yikes, it is sort of creepy isn't it? I usually find myself using myself as a model simply because I work at all hours of the night and I'm the only one awake at the time :-) That's probably why I look so angry?

Paul Chepikian
Portrait / Digitally altered experiment Some tests...

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