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This self portrait started as part of a project I was briefly involved in with the amazing Tim Andrews. If you don't know who Tim is, you should go to his stream and check him out! Read his profile too, you will be very impressed :)

My goal for this self portrait had been to take a photo that was as close to SOOC as possible for me; quite a challenge since I'm used to manipulating things in post! But I made myself be good and only did minor light/color adjustments later on.

This one has a quiet, contemplative feeling to me. I was already wearing the patch on my should before I posed for this photo; it's a numbing patch to help with the frequent muscle pains I have from CFS. I thought about taking it off for the photo, but decided to leave it on as a touch of realism, and to give my looking longingly out the window a bit of grounding in reality.

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