Thursday, February 09, 2017

Exploring The Left Nostril Of An Elderly Victorian Gent


I was scanning an old Carte de Visite yesterday - a small photograph of some unknown Victorian gentleman with a beard that was far too large, and oddly misshaped. When I imported the scan into Photoshop, it applied, by default, some filter that I had been playing with the last time I used the programme. I was so taken with the result I immediately got rid of the original accurate scan and replaced it by the one with the wonderfully grainy effect. As I magnified the image more and more I became even more fascinated with the effect.


The possibilities, of course, are endless. I could move further and further in, and get more and more of that wonderfully worm-like grain. Excuse me whilst I explore the left nostril of this elderly Victorian gent.

5 comments:

  1. Looks like his right nostril to me!

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    1. Too true - his right, my left as I faced him.

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  2. He looks good but I am still wondering about the beard.

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  3. Playing in Photoshop is always such fun!

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  4. From the poem by Lewis Carroll
    "You are old, Father William,"

    ...
    "You are old," said the youth, "one would hardly suppose
    That your eye was as steady as ever;
    Yet you balanced an eel on the end of your nose—
    What made you so awfully clever?"

    "I have answered three questions, and that is enough,"
    Said his father; "don't give yourself airs!
    Do you think I can listen all day to such stuff?
    Be off, or I'll kick you down stairs!"

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