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    Posted: 16 January 2010 at 17:13
This the NEW Intermediate assignment No 5 - Symmetry

Symmetry tends to be associated with harmony and balance, but sometimes the disturbing qualities of near-symmetry can be used to draw the eye.   

Assignment: Take a shot where the impact relies upon strong symmetry.

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Edited by pegelli - 16 January 2010 at 20:57
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First post This is from todays looong dogwalk witch was very productive photowise. And I had some of the assignments in mind as well

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Not sure if this is the correct place for questions about this assignment, but might I ask if when you state you want an image with strong symmetry whether you mean a mirror image (as in a wide angle of a stately home) or an image with balance and a sense of harmony? Your help is appreciated, thank you. Ian.
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@ ChrBra: I think this is more repitition than symmetry, there's very little symmetry vertical nor horizontal. Also I think the chimney's are leaning left a bit. Pls. try again.

@ Berean: maybe look for some ideas in the old symmetry thread. Especially the entries by AnneM and sydknee are good examples of what we're looking for. So strong symmetry in a balanced and excellent composition. Hope this helps.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2010 at 14:20
@lomitamike: Interesting shot, Mike. Could have been a bit better if the vertical line in the ball had bisected the basket, but it's certainly strong enough for a pass! Cheers... Brian
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2010 at 18:51
Interesting shot and well done lomitamike, I would have never thought of something like that. Another idea would be to do a focus stack so also the background is in focus. Just a thought.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2010 at 19:30
@Gabriel: Very nicely done, Gabriel! Now, on to your next assignment. Cheers... Brian
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2010 at 21:44
Neat shot Gabriel. However I keep tilting my head left as if I want to see it vertical. So I downloaded the picture on my computer and turned it in all directions and found the way you posted is still the best orientation. But I keep tilting my head
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I turned my head right??
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Berean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 February 2010 at 18:40
@Gabriel: Lovely shot. Well done!

This is my submission for symmetry (exif data included )





Hope these pass!


Edited by Berean - 11 February 2010 at 18:50
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@Berean: Your pair of entries are an interesting dichotomy. The first entry shows strong symmetry (for which you get a pass on the assignment) and that symmetry is fundamental to its esthetic appeal. The second shot, while technically symmetric about the vertical axis, derives very little impact from this symmetry. Cheers... Brian
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Originally posted by bms44974 bms44974 wrote:

@Berean:The first entry shows strong symmetry (for which you get a pass on the assignment)

Thanks Brian
The second shot, while technically symmetric about the vertical axis, derives very little impact from this symmetry.

I did wonder about this, because (as you write) it's technically symmetrical, but something is lacking. Is the reason this is weak because it's only symmetrical in one plane, and not the horizontal too? Thanks once again. Ian.
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