Sunday, January 22, 2006

Eye in silhouette

This is photo of Robyn I took when I was in the Philadelphia area during break this December. I was going for an abstract, highly artistic image that wasn't instantly recognizable. I silhoutted The side of Robyn's face against the faint lighting streaming in through the window.
What I like about this photo is the detail shown in Robyn's eyelashes and the slight reflection of the window light in the lens of her eye. While this photo technically breaks two basic rules of photography, (not using a 50/50 composition and not having detail in the dark areas) I think it brings the viewer to the details in the image and simplifies the presentation. To me the end result is very balanced and peaceful appearance.

Canon 20D, Tamron 28-75 2.8, AV f3.5
[click photo to enlarge]


Anonymous jamie said...

yes, this does feel quite peaceful. it's a refreshing shot as well.

1:19 AM  
Blogger Sidney said...

Interesting shot. You can recognize a face with the eyelashes of a woman. The rest is left to the viewers imaginations. Nice contrast.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe you know a good link about basic photographing principles or can name a few more here.


4:59 AM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments.

anonymous-I've mentioned a few tips throughout the blog but if you are really interested in learning and improving your technique there's a really good book I found recently. It's called the Photo Idea Index and it gives a good start for beginners and ideas and advanced tecnhiques for amateurs/pros.
The author is Jim Krause and the book is Amazon for $17. Very worth the price, it takes a less formal and more simple approach to photography.

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