Thursday, February 5, 2009

Airheads



Still rummaging through my archives for something new and different, I came across this photo last night.  It was taken in the colorful costume department at the Birmingham's Children's Theatre a few months ago.   As is sometimes the case with photographers, the ones that appealed to me at the time didn't seem blog worthy in the light of day. This one in color, was "ho-hum". But wait..... how about  a little fiddling with the color boost a little, the contrast, temperature/tint and .....voilà an entirely different photo with a whole lot of pizzaz. Behold the power of post processing! It's fun stepping out of my "box" once in a while!

* At Bergson's suggesetion I am posting the "before" photo at the bottom.
 
The Tune du Jour is " The Way You Look Tonight" by Rod Stewart

Before


20 comments:

Wayne said...

I can feel myself blushing.

Bibi said...

Hmmm....not sure there's one my size...

Clever photo!

This should be on the cover of "Photography for Dummies,' har, har.

Olivier said...

"Mannequin derrière la vitrine,
Attends tout seul ce soir.
Mannequin derrière la vitrine,
Silencieux dans le noir.
Mannequin derrière la vitrine,
Juste un corps sans mémoire.
Mannequin derrière la vitrine,
Tu passes sans même me voir." Daniel Darc


"Mannequin behind the window,
Wait just this evening.
Mannequin behind the window,
Silent in the dark.
Mannequin behind the window,
Just a body without memory.
Mannequin behind the window,
you spend without me."
Daniel Darc

Julie said...

38M or 40C ... the mind boggles ... nice colours ...

alice said...

So, no costumes for the little boys?

JM said...

So very cool! Great colour combination!

Halcyon said...

J’aime bien l’arrangement de ces mannequins. C’est comme s’ils attendent quelque chose ou quelqu’un.

Virginia said...

Photography for DUmmies. That's a good one BIBI!

Halcyon, They do look like they are waiting for something. Maybe a new costume!

Olivier, you are our poet today. Merci!

W., I'm not falling for that one.

Bergson said...

tu aurais du poster 2 photo, avant et après le post-traitement
you should have post 2 pictures before and after post-treatment

Babooshka said...

Dummies lose head in photography shoot out. I blame those masks- that are like creepy clowns. I can't work through it. I don't like dolls either. I like the Pink Ladies, dumbasses even. Johnnny Depp has been here you know. I am checking into the sin bin right now.

Virginia said...

Oh Bergson what a good idea. I'll do that now.

B,
What can I say about the masks, clowns, dolls etc. And I loved Johnny Depp in Chocolat of course! Just have a stiff drink and then when you open my blog just scroll down quilckly!

Bergson said...

A great post-treatment

J'aime bien lorsque l'auteur nous montre les transformations
I like when the author shows us the transformation

angela said...

Oh yes what a difference that makes..love that title too!

altadenahiker said...

Some of these might benefit from Exquisite Form, if you know what I mean.

Bob Crowe said...

Very creative work! It's got kind of a science fiction android property. Let's hope they don't start multiplying.

Thérèse said...

The third edition will be of the front dummy wearing a tutu "Viginia style"! lol

Petrea said...

Tres interessant. I like Bergson's suggeston.

Marc said...

That's amazing. It makes a colorwise not so interesting picture come alive. Well done!

PJ said...

I like this post processing. The colors are in my pallette and honestly, I would hang that photo on my wall, right near all my knitting and craft things.

Marie-Noyale said...

At Flea market I am always looking for mannequins like that I would love to own one!!