|Why Do I Do This To Myself. David Hayes, 2013|
Frustration. Frustration tinted heavily with anger. At my self. At changes happening around me that I'm not pleased about. Things I need to work through. Seems to be showing up in this image.
I've always been hesitant to do "self-ies" or self portraits. Much less publish what I've come up with. Never felt I was all the photogenic. Always a little bit envious of those who do...admiring their courage.
Part of my 2013 journey is to do more of these. Hopefully, once I work through my frustrations, these will become a bit more "lighter". Perhaps not. Time to let the dark side out. Could be interesting.
Here's the recipe. (Make sure to only use during a dark and storming night!):
1.) Etchings: Zombie fx filter, Regular line weight, Middle exposure.
2.) iColorama: I used the Texture (6/31) effect on a flying bird image I have in my stocks.
3.) Image Blender: blend #1 & #2 using Multiply
4.) Pixlromatic: Film - Satya; Light - Morning; Frame - Scan.