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    Falling angel (contains nudity), plus a VERY freaky occurrence.

    Here is one of the pieces I am working on, The Fall of the Aeon Sophia. It's inspired by the (possibly tenuous) link between the Gnostic Sophia and the occult idol Baphomet. Now I noticed a freaky, not to say spooky thing when I was transferring the first photo I took of this from my camera. The lips, which have never been anything other than pink since they were painted, looked dark blue/purple/almost black. They were like that in the camera's memory card, and on the the image as it transferred to my computer. I thought it very odd that only the lips and not the rest of the face would be a different colour, if it was a fault in the camera, and actually thought for a minute that someone (God knows who) had tampered with the painting and recoloured the lips. So I rushed back upstairs to check, but no, the lips were pink as ever. In the second photograph taken they look as they should. How odd that such a weird and inexplicable thing should happen, especially in relation to a picture with occult subject matter! I attach the photos taken not a minute apart and swear on my mother's life I'm not making this up. I am rather alarmed about it actually.
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    Don't let it freak you out, dashinvaine. PC's are weird things. Funnily enough, my husband specialises in icons, despite the fact that he's a lapsed Catholic and he hasn't been hit by a lightning bolt yet!

    (Mind you,- if he prefers watching football to taking me out just ONE more time.........)
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    Exept it seems to have happened with the camera. It's the strangest thing I can recall ever happening. I'll tell you something else strange. The photo is still in the camera's memory card, and when you scroll through the photos to it, the lips at first look normal pink red, then quickly turn blue purple. They are the only parts of the picture to change colour. I wish I could show you. Also the blue-lipped picture happened to be taken at 13 minutes past midnight, I've just noticed on there, if I wasn't feeling spooked enough already. In the corner:

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    Don't be spooked. There be monsters!

    Strange stuff happens, in life and in art. It's probably a technical glitch somewhere; don't let it weird you out,- just accept that strange things happen. They do. It doesn't always mean anything. Relax......
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    I can't tell you whats going on with your camera but I did take your faces into photoshop and checked things out in the color picker.

    Taking a sample from the wing by he shoulder in each and the gold in the halo of each the value difference was pretty consistent the blue lipped one being slightly darker, but not much and the hue difference was generally a small step towards green. The intensity went in opposite directions but not being able to know if I got the exact same position can account for that.

    On the lips however the value difference was generally quite large, especially on the upper lip. The color also took major steps on the color bar, but this time away from green. The intensity remained roughly the same on the lower lip but changed dramatically on the upper lip.

    I then converted it to CMYK since I'm used to it from when I worked at a newspaper. Attached is a copy of the cyan plate. You'll notice that the only significant difference in Cyan levels between the two is in fact the lips.

    What I can conclude from this is that it is safe to rule out the possibility of it being a visual or lighting trick. The lips really are bluer. and I do not know why the camera would do that.

    Anyways just wanted to add my findings, I love a good mystery.

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    [edit]Totally forgot how much the internet hates CMYK.
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    It is uncanny. The camera took the photo properly, and then something inside it decided to change the lip colour. Technical glitch or supernatural omen? that is the question...
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    possibly because it's darker the camera decided to pick one tint from the area to fill the whole area for compression? (Idk I'm pretty dumb about some things) I quite like the blue lips though. o_o
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    The blue/black lips give the look of death, even the shadow below suggests disgorged blood. I hope it's not an omen. I've never been one to put much stock in matters mystical and supernatural, but the scientific expanation's proving elusive, especially as it seems the camera at first registered the image correctly, and then something got into it to make it change the lip colour. Uncanny.
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    is it just me or do you guys also notice the shade-like structure below the lips on the darker one.....

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    Every color is ok, as long as its black...
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    Yes, that is there in the photo, I can't accout for it. Gives the impression of disgorged stale blood or something.
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    Oh PUH-LEASE. Do you really think the universe cares enough about your picture to bother screwing with it?
    Screwy shit happens. Unexplained does not equal unexplainable.

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    OH SHIT JPEG ARTIFACT!
    or at least that's what it looks like.

    damn compression.
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    You know what that shaded area under Blue-Lips' mouth reminds me of? The red-eye-fix tool in Picasa...

    Just a thought

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