2016 #461

Roll your own. PicturesLab. Two views.
Roll your own. PicturesLab. Two views.

That white spot at her lips is the filter tip! This chic young woman was sitting here in the Bourke Street Mall. I was observing her and wondering how close I should get to take the pic. Immediately, as I’m still thinkin’ about it, she gets out of her handbag her roll-your-own cigarette making materials, hand rolled without the benefit of that little gadget I’ve seen others use. I watched her complete the process, but she just put the cigarette away in her bag, I guess for next time.


Author: jmnowak

Long-time photo enthusiast, my 'style' could be defined as colourful and eclectic, 'tho I do like to experiment.

4 thoughts on “2016 #461”

    1. Thanks, Eileen — I presume you’re referring to the photo itself. I guess vintage to me could be the old-time sepia images, although this one is a lot darker (provided by the border style) which, for my purposes, was ideal as I wanted to isolate her as the main subject.

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  1. Did you use a special filter in a photo editing software to show only the outline? If so how did you decide on that particular filter? I like how the outline simplifies the photo.


    1. Hi Jade! PicturesLab has a variety of filters. The photo itself used the Vintage filter, and the ‘sketch’ used the filter called Edge Detection which I tweaked it to reduce the colour. I don’t edit my cellphone image editing attempts afterwards, so WYSIWYG! The first time I used Edge Detection (quite a while ago, as you can see by the year in the copyright) I was pleased as I had wanted to make it look like a simple sketch. I think it does this reasonably successfully.

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