Basically? Point and click when you aren’t glammed up, primped, curled, powdered and pressed and let people see “You”.
I mainly lurk at Sweetney, but when the awesome Mrs. Flinger slapped her photo up, I thought strongly about participating. When two of my crushiest of blog crushes posted their morning glam for the internet I knew that I was going to be a big, fat lemming and participate.
Personally, I don’t mind having touched up self-portraits of myself on my blog. However, I also have thousands of grody “ACK!” photographs for every shot that is so pretty or amazing that it makes me want to make out with myself, so I think it is a good thing that the un-gussied up me should be brought to the surface from time to time.
So, here you go:
I took this photo a couple of months ago before I got my hair dyed and cut for the King and I. I am fresh out of bed with no make-up.
I know that my mouth isn’t showing and that this isn’t the worst photo I’ve ever taken. It’s not a bad photo at all, actually, (that would be this one) but there is a very specific reason that I chose it. For one, I actually do roll out of bed like this a lot of the time and for another, this photo illustrates one of the flaws that bugs me the most.
No, it’s not my nose (Although, that is something that bugs me. It’s large and crooked from being broken.)
Or shall I say, the vast canyons that are running across my forehead. I don’t have crows feet, a double chin or laugh lines. What my super-special aging trait is giving me is the strong resemblance to a bassett hound with each progressing year.
I don’t play around with photoshop all that often. Usually I just use correct levels, etc. I DO use the clone stamp if I have an unseemly zit or cold sore, but the thing that I fix on my photos the MOST is my forehead lines. (Well, that and I often “Wax” my eyebrows if I am channeling Burt from Sesame Street.)
Don’t get me wrong, I do NOT feel like I need to wear a bag over my head. I think I’m definitely ok looking. We ALL have our “Things” and looking like a hound dog with a biggish-nose is mine.
So? Do you have a thing or feature you do or would photoshop and correct if you could?
**OOPS! I didn’t realize I was supposed to linky! Check out these other babes in the morning: