The Charlie Sheen Effect

It was in the wee hours of the morning, while tweaking a few images from my recent trip to the Bahamas, that it occurred to me:  this peculiar man I see plastered on my TV (who is so compelled to talk incessantly and who is thoroughly enamored with himself, regardless of making even Ginger Baker look like the posture child for clean living) was curiously analogous to the special effects I was applying to the dilapidated buildings I had just photographed. It motivated me to explore further.

After a few hours of tweaking, and exposing myself to more this man's tirades, I finally derived at a new grudge preset, which I have entitled  The Charlie Sheen Effect. It is noted for evoking a feeling a being worn, damaged, impaired, shabby, broken down, falling apart and derelict. The effect is now saved as a present in my OnOne software, allowing me to apply it at will. Gotta' love OnOne!

The Charlie Sheen Effect 1 - ©Mark Jordan 
My humble apologies to the man who bears a resemblance - it was not my aim to fabricate reality but only reflect it.

Now then, as to the heart of the matter, I don't know about you but I think a Charlie Sheen backlash is not too far from his future. Since my first posting, Charlie has been fired, and it may be only a matter of time. We can only hope he is able to surround himself with people who love him and get him back on track.

However, in the meantime, I must give credit where credit is do. I am grateful to you Charlie for motivating me to create an effect which expresses the current state of affairs of a crumbling career, if not one's personal world. It would be funny were it not so apparently tragic.

The Charlie Sheen Effect 2 - ©Mark Jordan 
Should you want details of my grunge effect and the OnOne Software where I perfected it, as always, no concern is too small. 

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