A black and white photograph of Gary Allman, Springfield Missouri

Gary Allman, August 26, 2018.

I saw a tired person peering back at me from the bathroom mirror this morning, and I thought I’d get a picture of what I saw. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your point of view), by the time I got round to taking these pictures I’d downed my coffee and perked up a bit. I could have used a filter to make them look a little more ragged, but I decided against that and went for a ‘straight out of camera’ with no post-processing approach. I must admit I failed with that plan too, as I added a slight vignette in Lightroom.

It should be noted that I couldn’t capture exactly what I saw anyway, because if I did it would have to be blurred and distorted to match my astigmatism and other vision defects! I became very conscious of what I don’t notice when I’m in front of the bathroom mirror when I studied these pictures more closely. Some personal grooming and skin care are in order.

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