Wednesday, February 22, 2006

TV Abstract

If you don't see what the image is, step back from your monitor and take another look. What you should see is a person's face. I'll be very surprised if any guesses who it is.
This is probably the most 'experimental' shot I've posted on my blog. The image is a photograph of an image on TV which I altered significantly using the Gimp photo editor.
I converted the image to black and white and tried to break down the image so it looked more like a print in a newspaper rather than a photograph. By using an extreme angle and the macro mode of the camera, I tried to capture the detail while presenting a common subject in a different way (you can really pick up the detail if you click and expand the photo).

Nikon Coolpix 5400, Macro Mode, AV f5.6
[click photo to enlarge]

20 Comments:

Blogger Ali said...

Wow, thats a neat trick. Who is this anyway?

2:54 AM  
Blogger Sidney said...

Cool ! You are very creative !
Pamela Anderson ? :-)

4:15 AM  
Blogger Chantal said...

Great work, I saw it right away.

4:41 AM  
Blogger micki said...

I'm impressed with your work...clueless as to who the subject is, but impressed. There's a few folks who would say that about me...I'm clueless, but easily impressed. :o)

5:26 AM  
Anonymous Otto K said...

Very cool. I don't know who it is, but I like the experiment.

6:09 AM  
Anonymous amanda leigh said...

interesting idea. i love the how the bottom right of the image seems to keep going forever. it looks like space and a cloud over an arial view of the world. but the cloud has a face in it...
abstract is my favorite. : )

8:14 AM  
Anonymous Gary said...

no idea who it is but very cool processing

8:52 AM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments and kind words,

Glad to see that people appreciate experimentation.
This is actually Scarlett Johansson from the movie "The Island", although I can see why you guessed Pamela Anderson fromt the image Sidney.

Amanda-Interesting thoughts, I guess it does look like an endless cloud.

9:27 AM  
Blogger broccoflower said...

Your mama. Just kidding.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Crescendo said...

Nice work !

2:10 PM  
Blogger Hops & Robyn said...

I was going to say S.J., but you gave it away before I could enter my guess! (JK! I had no clue who it was!) But very cool image. A lot of the Photoshop effects can look cheesy when just applied to a normal image (and I am assuming gimp has a lot of the same effects), but your's was extra abstract to start, so it looks like a cool Andy Warhol print! I'm still waiting for some of your creativity to rub off on me...

2:15 PM  
Blogger A said...

I'm going to guess without looking at what anyone else might have guessed. But I think it's Sasha Cohen.

4:19 PM  
Blogger eph2810 said...

Okay - I see the picture (comes across very well), but I don't watch TV that much, so I am not sure who this could be...I'll be back for the answer.

4:35 PM  
Blogger Hops & Robyn said...

I meant it reminds me of Roy Lichtenstein, not Warhol. But hey, they are kind of similar, right??

4:52 PM  
Blogger Wolf said...

It's great fun to try something different!! Well Done!

4:52 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments,

For those who missed the first comment, it is Scarlett Johansson from the movie "The Island".

Nice guess though A, it is olympic time.

4:58 PM  
Blogger Patty said...

Wow, this is amazing! I was very surprised to read it's Scarlett J. Never would've guessed her & I've never seen anything like this before. I've been looking back through your incredible photos. My favorites are, Mural Reflection, Mutant Starfish, Paint Peeling in Chinatown, Watermelon, Rollercoaster, Pennydrop, Reflections of Philadelphia, The King of Drops & Oranges by Moonlight. Wow-again. I also read several of the descriptions you've given. Very inspiring. I'll be adding you to my links soon.

I've been taking photos for about 3 years with an old camera. Soon, I'll be getting a much nicer one. And it's so great to learn new techniques & see such a variety of beautiful photos from different photographers.

1:30 AM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks Patty,
I'm glad you liked so many photos. I agree that the inspiration/motivation you get from photoblogs is very useful. It's gives you a reason to take creative photos.

10:00 AM  
Anonymous Alicia said...

I love the angle on this one. The guy looks like he's in a crazy overlord position in the sky.

9:08 AM  
Anonymous Mona said...

Don't know how I missed this one. The crop is genius.

4:45 AM  

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