The Art Of The Cock: Week 15 – Bleach Bypass

Cock, Penis, Bleach Bypass, dick pic“The top of my cock was ashy, where vigorous rubbing had revealed the failings of moisturizing soap in our drafty old house. The sun had set, leaving only the blue luminescence of evening snow to cast light on my penis. You smiled sweetly and opened your jeans. Then sliding your fingers between your legs you drew your moisture out. Generously you rubbed your wet into my parched skin until it shone like a rosy beacon, rigid in the fast fading light.”
I didn’t know what to write about this week as it has only been a few days since my last dick pic post. I didn’t have a good idea for a photograph. As I finished my work day at home I saw that cerulean glow outside my office window. Suddenly I knew I wanted a closeup with the soft brown corduroy as a backdrop and I knew I wanted a little drama in the image even though there was enough light for an even exposure. I stood close to the wall and let only the strongest light illuminate me at an angle to get good fall-off. I loved the test shots with just a nubbin so I rubbed myself to half-staff. The rubbing made it dry. Normally I would moisturize but suddenly this scene, this soft loving winter scene played out in my mind and I decided that dry skin could be made sensual. It certainly gives it a vulnerable look, that would have been lost with a deep rich pink cock.
In post production I was playing in Lightroom. It felt like a black & white photo but like I said, I wanted drama and I wanted some color. I stumbled upon the Bleach Bypass filter and fell in love. I’d seen this technique used before but never knew what it was called or how to achieve it. Think of the look of Saving Private Ryan. It feels like a black and white film but it is in color. It’s has low saturation color but it’s there.
Bleach Bypass came about because someone skipped or shortened the bleach step when processing color film. In another post I talked about how color film works but as a refresher I will say that color film, like black and white film, uses light sensitive silver to create the image. In color film though, once it is processed, the silver is washed away and only the color dyes remain. In black and white film the image is formed by the silver but it remains on the emulsion. So, Bleach Bypass leaves the matrix of silver overlaid on top of the color image. In the process saturation of color is reduced and so is the exposure latitude which makes the tones less shades of gray and more hard black or white. It also increases grain and contrast. It is a really fun process/filter and I am so happy to have it in my arsenal.

7 thoughts on “The Art Of The Cock: Week 15 – Bleach Bypass

  1. I’ve also played around with Bleach Bypass but the results haven’t been anywhere near this incredible result.

    I think it’s the perfect process (and range of tones) for this shot because it heightens the raw and visceral masculinity and sexuality.

    Seriously sexy…

    1. I’m sorry to hear you aren’t getting the results you want. Have you tried it both with a properly exposed image and an under exposed image? You should get better tones with a properly exposed image but the underexposed one will be more dramatic. Wow, thank you! I really appreciate it. I love bleach bypass now. I used it again for the color version of this week’s image.

  2. My my… so much good stuff to say about this. Words – very suggestive and leaves you wanting more. Picture(s) – fabulous as always and their description appeals to the nerdy part of me
    All in all just brilliant!!!!
    BMN x

    1. Thanks so much BMN! I love your comments. I also love learning more about the old processes that are now filters in digital programs. I’ve done some of them in the wet lab. I have access to a wet lab here and I really need to get back into traditional b&w photography.

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