Playing with filters

#over40 Dance outfit  | High Latitude Style |
Blue vintage inspired fit-and-flare dress with red tights and cardigan, paired with brown booties and Longchamp pliage bag (all own)

As I wrote earlier this month, I got new software to work on my photos. Today I played a little around with the various filters. Even though I am aware of the math and physics behind filters and have coded filters myself at work, I am always very fascinated to see what they can do. Look at the photo above. It makes me look like I am flying, sort like I have no contact to the ground. This filter also enhances the bow detail of this dance dress.

In the photo below, I used a different filter, a filter that was designed for enhancing people’s features. Look how visible my very eyeshadow becomes with this filter despite it is only barely there when you stand in front of me. I rather put eyeshadow on twice a day than having it too obvious. Now compare with my eyes in the photo above. Also look at how the two different filters enhance my nude colored lips differently. Light bluish blush rose pink vs. a warmer rose pink.  Both filters totally blend out the structure of my tights. I totally think it is worth testing out different filters to emphasize/lead the eyes to what you want to show. Do you play with filters?

Here I am wearing a vintage style dance dress and my cayenne cardigan. For other dance outfits see here, here, here, and here.

#over40 Social dance outfit for mature women  | High Latitude Style |
Side view of fit-and-flare dress with bow detail, cardigan, booties and bag

Photos: G. Kramm (2014)

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