05 August 2011

Shirley III (Photohunt)

© 2011 Shaun P Downey

The theme for this week's photo hunt is painted. This is a photo of my partner (aka the not-wife). The original was rather under exposed so I manipulated the photo to brighten it. The effect was to make Shirley look as if half of her face was painted and the other not. Well that's how I see this photo!

35 comments:

Syncopated Eyeball said...

Oh, that's wonderful! That's my favourite one of Shirley so far. I love her facial expression and general demeanour and your processing is gorgeous. I like the parts and the whole.

nursemyra said...

another great shot

jams o donnell said...

Thsnkyou!

Knatolee said...

She's a beauty, that one.

jams o donnell said...

Now that she is Knat!

Sean Jeating said...

Once again repeating myself:
A good (!) shot, Jams.

From the – ahem: my – artistic view I consider the first Shirley the best of the three Shirleys, so far.

Andrew said...

Very nice these but what's up? Have you dumped Tim? (and stop calling me Shirley (Ref: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A5t5_O8hdA):)

Annie said...

Very nice, I like what you did to it and it does look partially painted. Hope you have a great weekend.

Claude said...

It expresses a discreet elegance and nobility.

jams o donnell said...

Thankyou.

Once again I think I IS the best Sean but this has something that appeals

Haha Andrew, there will be more Tim and I hope Celena too in the coming weeks

Thanks Annie

I'm glad you see it that way Claude!

Carver said...

That's a very artistic shot and great portrait of your not wife.

ewok1993 said...

cool trick.

YTSL said...

So you paint with your camera? Like that idea... :)

susan said...

She's lovely no matter what your intention.

Luna Miranda said...

this looks like a charcoal painting. well done!

Mar said...

Digitally painted...and a great portrait!!

Ruth said...

A cool effect and a lovely photo. I agree with Sean though about the first Shirley.

Life Ramblings said...

a lovely portrait of your partner.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone. I am very pleased with this photo even if the first Shirley is better in many ways

Liz said...

You did a great job Jams. I love the effect and the not wife is beautiful. :)

Have a fabulous weekend.

Liz @ MLC

magiceye said...

lovely take!

jams o donnell said...

Why thank you!

Kim, USA said...

BEautiful composition love it!

PH:Painted

ancient one said...

yes, I can see your thinking on this one... one side of her face does look as if it has been painted. perfect for the theme!

jams o donnell said...

Why thank you!

gengen said...

Wow she looks pretty and cool shot. Happy hunting.

Gledwood said...

Do you think I should get a prenup for when I marry my sweetheart (who I haven't seen in 10 years btw we broke up because we were both junkies only I couldn't stoppit)... I am going to be a multimillionaire bestselling novelist you see and don't want her just marrying me for my money. She can have every penny when I kick the can, of course

jams o donnell said...

Thanks Gengen. Gleds it my be a good idea if you become rich and famous!

peppylady (Dora) said...

Looks like you took a lot of time getting this picture.

Coffee is on

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Hmm... I appreciate the artistic value, but I hope for your sake that you get an OK before publishing her pics ;-)

jams o donnell said...

Of course!

jmb said...

Actually it's a beautiful photo Jams and I'm sure she loves it.

EastCoastLife said...

That is a beautiful portrait. It does look like it's painted. I should try it. :)

Sue St Clair said...

Beautiful portrait!

jams o donnell said...

Why thank you!