The Headless Saint

Saint Denis – Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. I learned that, in art, those who are carrying their heads are called “cephalophores“.

The statue of Saint Denis holds his head on the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. Not So SAHM
Headless Saint – ProjectEdit365 – 11 Aug

The original was dark with too much going on. I cropped in and lowered the saturation to zero to make it black and white. I increased the contrast and clarity. I increased the exposure and whites and lightened the shadows. I used a radial adjustment around the head to lighten it just a little bit more than the rest of the photo. Finally, I added a small vignette. The original:

11August

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