Friday, May 05, 2006

Color spots

I tried to be a little bit more abstract in this image. I chose a pretty bland night scene and purposely blurred and underexposed the image so that it looked more like a graphic painting.
As you might figure out from the colors, this is a shot of a traffic light with some street lights and car headlights on the side.
In the same way macro (close-up) photography forces you to look at the details, I think purposely blurring photos makes you see the world in a more general and broad sense. Instead of seeing a boring city street you see a whole bunch of shapes and colors interacting with each other (notice where the edges overlap).

Canon 5D, 70-200 f/4.0L, AV f 4.0
[click photo to enlarge]


Blogger micki said...

Very cool! Wonderful abstract!

5:11 PM  
Blogger Hops & Robyn said...

Cool, I like this one! Looks like bright confetti.

5:52 PM  
Blogger Patty said...

Very pretty arrangement of shapes & colors!

11:36 AM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments.

7:18 PM  
Anonymous Karl-Petter said...


been a bit away from the photoblogging so checked out your site today which I hadnt in a couple of months. And just noticed you have got your self a 5D! I'm yealous!

Anyway, really nice shot, like the "focus" on just the colours.

12:13 AM  

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