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See the guy with wings and a ponytail atop his head? Now, the guy just below him with the conveniently placed sheet draped haphazardly across his naked… umm, front? There’s a strange message going on here. He rests a hand on the man hugging his thigh- rather tightly, I might add- while his wife, naked breasts exposed, tugs at his wrist and attempts to get his attention, all the while clutching her baby in a rather careless and negligent way. Perhaps he has suddenly realized he is more attracted to men than women? I don’t know. I was going to say that I used to look just like this guy when I was younger. Thick wavy hair, strong chin, chiseled body. But now I’m not sure I want the comparison. I mean, I love my wife. Really. I do! I am not homophobic but I have no interest whatsoever in members of my own sex. Just wanted to clarify that! Sure I like football, even though it’s a bit rough of a game for me. And you have to admit those male ice skaters are really athletic- wearing skin tight, spandex suits that stretch with every lithe movement. Ummm, where was I?
OK, Here’s the before image:
With this image I first played with Enable Lens Profile in Lightroom, which corrects any lens distortion. I then played with the Horizontal Perspective and cropped it. I then adjusted the highlights, shadows, white and black clipping. Seeing that the color was less than exciting as a monochrome biage, I converted to black and white. I then imported into Perfect Effects 8 and increased the sharpness and the Dynamic Contrast. Back in Lightroom I increased the clarity and adjusted the contrast.