Marilyn’s Mouth

Marilyn’s Mouth

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.

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.


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

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