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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 February 2010 at 19:47
I don't believe that it has solely to do with the extra dimensions of symmetry. Gabriel's photo is symmetric only on one axis, yet the impact is there. It may have to do with the black space around the two windows. The windows themselves draw the attention away from the axis of symmetry which is masked by a dark area that draws no attention of its own. I'd be interested in hearing how others would characterize the difference between these shots.

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P.S. The images are now quite small. Perhaps you could relink to the larger versions.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Berean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 February 2010 at 20:32
Originally posted by bms44974 bms44974 wrote:


P.S. The images are now quite small. Perhaps you could relink to the larger versions.


He he! I can't remember who it was, Brian, but one of the mod/admins asked me to resize them to a smaller size    I'm more than happy to put them in at whatever size you'd like: Fullsize? At least the exif data is there!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 February 2010 at 22:01
Ian, I would resize on your computer to max 1000 pixels horizontal and max 800 pixels vertical and then upload and post that original.

That's the right size for posting and the exif will be there.

Re your second shot, It's symmetrical but doesn't get impact from it, it's just two of the same windows in a dark background and gets some impact from the contrast but that's it. In your other shot the symmetry is really the dominating compositional element.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ChrBra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 February 2010 at 18:26
Ok here is a second try at this assignment, I took the camera to my sons floorball game, first I tried to get a shot of our twinns who plays in the team, that was not working , then I tried to get one player from each team with the same number on there back in the same frame , in the end of the game one team took a "Time Out" and there it was! .

Some may call it a "rip off", I call it a "borrowed idea" .

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 February 2010 at 21:57
Christer, very nice shot and it's symmetry w/o being fully symmetric which actually makes it a nice wink at the assignment. You'll get pass for it, so enjoy your next assignment.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ChrBra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 February 2010 at 22:13
Thanks Pieter, this is one of those pics that have not been taken if itīs not for these assigments here, and itīs probably one of the better from todays game.

In other words: Good work with the assignments
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Basil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 February 2010 at 04:10
In honor of Valentine's Day, here's an example of NEAR symmetry.
To see is to enjoy. To see beyond is to rejoice.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 February 2010 at 09:25
Basil, a nice wink at symmetry (but not quite) and well spotted and executed. A pass for me and looking forward to more innovative shots like this one in the other assignments.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote p_man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 February 2010 at 05:24
Ok, here's my two attempts:
First, a fairly heavily processed composite. It's 2 photos, one of the my church's altar cross. The sanctuary is octogonal, and the second photo is the central light on the ceiling and the radiated beams. No cropping, just some resizing to make them fit together.


Here's a more typical shot of the international RR bridge.

I liked where the symmetry broke down in this one. It's slightly soft. I had to shoot through the car windshield because it was too cold to get out (and I had the boys with me.)

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Post Options Post Options   Quote p_man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 February 2010 at 19:19
I hate to bump threads, but I think I've been overlooked.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 February 2010 at 19:40
@p_man: you have not been ignored. Your entries are currently under review. Given the availability of those of us working on the assignments and the multiple time zones in which we live, the review may take just a while. Please be patient and we will get back with you as soon as everyone involved has a chance to weigh in. Thanks... Brian
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Post Options Post Options   Quote p_man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 February 2010 at 19:53
Sorry, I didn't mean to rush you guys. I appreciate all the time that goes into evaluating these assignments. I just know that sometimes a posting gets missed, especially as I put it up at an odd time and the thread fell off the front page pretty quickly.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 February 2010 at 22:24
After ample discussion we will ask you to try again.

I think for the first one we could allow composites but since all the assignments are composition in the viewfinder I came to the conclusion it needs to be 100% perfect, and there's too many deviations that are not fully symmetric that it doesn't pass that test.

Brian did some tests and here's some pointers where it just doesn't fit:


I can see what made you take #2 but I think the symmetry is too weak (even in the parts that are) vs. the total frame. Secondly it's soft (self-noted) but also not fully straight.

So we'd like to ask you to try again for this intermediate assignment.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Beeboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2010 at 14:29

If i read the above post correctly then i have failed But looking at other photos made me think hmmm, looks like artistic symmetry to me..
So here it is.. I only waited at Bewl Water for 2 hours for the reflection to be right in my eyes




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