Monday, February 13, 2006

Blue window

I'm very happy with how this shot turned out. Frequent visitors may recognize the person in the photo, Selvum from my previous posts (picking coconuts and blue door).
I was looking through my photos from my trip to India last year when I noticed this one. Originally the photo had a lot more distracting elements and a boring composition. With some extensive cropping I cut out those elements and created a more dynamic composition.
My favorite parts of this photo include the pure natural lighting, the bright blue color and the partionining of the scene from the bars of the window. Also the other window in the background balances Selvum's off-center position.

Canon 20D, 50mm 1.4, AV f 2.0
[click photo to enlarge]

16 Comments:

Blogger Ian Frazier said...

well the photo is good, with the limited color range and graphic lines, I also can tell he must be a relative since he seems to have the same peeping tom syndrome that you all share.

2:00 AM  
Blogger moluszco said...

You have reasons to be happy with this picture, it's pretty good, the windows work very well framing the subject and the whole composition. Great job.

4:26 AM  
Blogger Chantal said...

I like the horizontal bars.

4:53 AM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments.

Ian- Selvum is actually a family friend and not a relative. But that's not the first thing you've gotten wrong...

10:54 AM  
Blogger Ian Frazier said...

My bad I just assumed everyone in india was related somehowm it could explain your teeth. (insert snap here)

12:26 PM  
Blogger Rose DesRochers said...

I surfed into your blog from another blog. Young man, you have talent.

Rose DesRochers

8:45 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Rose-Thanks for the high praise, I appreciate you checking out my photos.

Ian-I'm not sure what you mean by 'somehowm' but I'm happy you are at least trying to be funny.

9:35 PM  
Anonymous Balazs said...

I like this portrait very much, the vertical and horizontal lines and the partly hidden face are making this picture interesting for me. However I might cut a bit more from the left, until the first vertical part of the window frame. That would close the left of the picture too, making a natural frame on both sides.

11:11 AM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Balzs-
Very good point on the cropping, I see what you mean. I just thought it might look odd with his arm cropped out.

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Mona said...

This is my favorite from the three. Great use of lines and the subject is great.

5:29 PM  
Blogger Sidney said...

I love this kind of pictures. Every day situations with a soul.
I like the way he is looking straight at you (us the viewers).
One of your best !

5:55 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments,

Mona-this is my favorite of the three also. It seems the most 'complete'
Sidney-I do feel like this is one of my better photos too, everything worked out well.

9:11 PM  
Blogger Mari said...

This shot is fantastic! The lines and color work great. And your friend is perfectly framed in it. Excellent work!

7:44 AM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments Mari.

8:00 PM  
Anonymous tetsu said...

Hi Ahamed,

I like this shot. The angle is interesting. :-)

10:36 PM  
Blogger Wolf said...

The blue in this shot is striking! A very interesting photo.

3:08 PM  

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