Here is what I wrote:
I originally planned to use my husband to get his portrait; but, he’s very busy this week. So, I chose to do another self-portrait. I was 56 years old last week & I’m now 57. It’s appropriate to take a trip to the dark side, is it not? I goofed around with a variety of looks/poses. This is my favorite. I used a 1/2 CTO gel filter for the 1st time with my MagMod MagSphere diffuser. I was curious to see the effect of a CTO. It’s also my first effort at butterfly lighting. Thanks to a mini-group member for reminding me of highlights. It improved the look of this image immensely. My hands looked whiter/lighter than my face & at the suggestion of several members, I darkened them up a tad post-processing.