Don't faint, Carly: I'm posting my response to Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #72: Pairs. at the beginning of the week instead of at the end of it. Hey, it's not even Monday here yet!
As it happens, I took two photos tonight of my current pair of glasses, for use in the entry below this one. (Go ahead - take a look!) On top of that, an optician at LensCrafters took two photos of me trying on two different pairs of glasses. She did this so that I could see, on the camera viewfinder, how each pair of eyeglass frames looks on me. My uncorrected vision is so poor, you see, that I have to put my face right up a few inches from the mirror to see my face with the no-prescription frames on, which is not ideal. Also, this way I had a picture to take home and show John. He has definite and exacting tastes when it comes to my glasses. His too, I suppose.
So let's see what fun we can have with these photos. First, here is the shot of me in the pair of frames I didn't buy, taken by the LensCrafters employee but edited by me. This was my attempt at duplicating the Doctor's "brainy specs." It didn't work.
And here are my current glasses:
But that's boring, isn't it? Well, then, let's see that rather blurry photo in grayscale, with a charcoal effect added:
Or we can give it the psychedelic treatment. For this one, I used a neon effect, selectively changed the hue and saturation in spots, and then turned the whole thing negative:
And here's the shot that made me decide to do this entry right away, while I was all enthusiastic and inspired and stuff. You can see the full color original in the entry below this one, but here's the grayscale version. I fussed with the contrast and brightness a little.
That's it for now. I reserve the right to do this EMPS again though, at the end of the week! Not that I'm promising or anything, but it could happen.