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01 June 2008 @ 09:56 pm
More Curiouser and Curiouser  

I was very interested in the discussion many of you had about the manipulated photo in my post Curiouser and Curiouser even though I was unable at the time to join in the discussion. (As my regular readers know, my ability to wrangle written words … it comes and it goes.)

Iʼve now gone back and added my 2¢ to that discussion. In addition, Iʼm posting this image here for the benefit of those who opined that it would have been better if I hadnʼt cleared the effect layer from over the modelʼs face. Now that youʼve seen what it looked like before I removed it, itʼs not impossible that youʼll continue to hold that opinion, but I really didnʼt like it. So I removed it. I suppose instead of completely eliminating it I might have tried to reduce the effect over the face or come up with an alternative or something, but just removing it seemed like the best option to me at the time. Anyway, feel free to check out what Iʼve added to the discussion (or not—Iʼm not fussy). I expect Iʼll have more posts and more photos to offer in the near future.

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dd-bdd_b on June 2nd, 2008 03:20 am (UTC)
Yeah, I agree what it does to the face is not nice; it doesn't actually look the same as over the rest of the photo.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on June 2nd, 2008 04:01 am (UTC)
Yup. Confused the heck out of me, I'll tell you. But I still agree with y'all that it would have been better had I figured out something to do with the face.
Gen IIthe_leewit on June 3rd, 2008 06:36 am (UTC)
Whoa. As a separate entity, I think this is fairly neat and sci-fi; it looks as if the model (ahem) has been coated in protective jelly, or maybe some sort of cocoon. But I agree; it would have looked off with the whole effect, otherwise.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on June 10th, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC)

Sci-fi indeed! Protective jelly is a lot … friendlier than the sort of, you know, "Outer-Space Slime from Planet 9" or something like that which first came to mind. So … "protective jelly" it is and shall evermore be.

Now that I'm taking a (second? fourth? later?) look at it, perhaps it might have worked if I had simply moved the face portion of the "slime" up so its circles would be around the eyes and mouth of the (ahem) model instead of below them. That is, if that layer is "detachable/movable" in that way. Must think about this…