I will admit right off the bat, I am cheating. I told you all that I was going to participate in Life with My 3 Boybarians’ P52 and MCP Actions’ Project 12. Well this time I am killing two birds with one stone. Both prompts are “Resolution”. So I thought I would submit the same picture for both. You know because…well just because. You would do it, too. Admit it. ;)
I am never happy with my weight or my body lately. I have that last 10 pounds to lose and I just regress if I even get close. I actually used to be 40 pounds heavier than I am now. So I have to remind myself that I have come a long way. It is a journey and while I strive for a goal it doesn’t mean I can’t be happy along the way.
I wanted to share info behind the shot because so many people don’t and I want to know it on other sites. If you are interested in the “other stuff” here it is:
Shot with my 50mm 1.8 lens; f/3.2; 1/100s; ISO 640.
I used Photoshop to make the smile on the display. I selected the Ellipse Tool and created a shape that was similar to one piece of a digital display. Then I made 5 more exactly the same. I arranged them to look like a digital smile.
To make it look a tad more realistic I double clicked the layer that the ellipses were on and the Layer Style window pops up. As you can see below, I clicked the drop shadow option and color overlay option. I selected the color to be the same color as the black surrounding the display.
I know kind of cheesy, but this was my very first time manipulating an image like this. What do you think? I think it is kind of funny.