Marilyn’s Mouth

Marilyn’s Mouth

THE PHOTO:
Crop of a tiled wall depicting the Warhol-esque portrait of Norma Jeane Mortenson aka Marilyn Monroe. The wall is a feature of the American Garden at the Hamilton Garden complex.

I decided to crop the face leaving the iconic mouth. On reflection, a crop of just the eyes would have been as easily identifiable.

POST PROCESSING:
Leaving out the majority of details, the vignette has it’s focus on the mouth. Noise has been added, and if it looks a bit over-compressed, it’s because the normal file size would have been 300kb, so a much larger compression level was required, leaving a less than desirable result.

    EXIF:

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D70
  • Taken: 10 November, 2006
  • Focal length: 135mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
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