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    Posted: 23 November 2008 at 10:11
Composition assignment No 3 - 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 which relies upon symmetry.

This is one of a series of composition-based mini-assignments.

The idea of these assignments is to think along compositional lines, experiment, and learn from each other. An index of other assignments in the same series can be found here.

You can tackle the composition assignments in any order you like you don't pass or fail with these assignments - you just share your take on the assignment's theme with fellow Dyxumers (although the mod/admin team may highlight shots that we think show an exceptionally good interpretation of the theme).

We would prefer for the shots posted to be new and shot specifically with the assignment in mind.

We hope that members will take time to study pictures posted and supply helpful critique in the threads. 'Nice shot' postings are fine, but we may need to purge them out from time-to-time as part of housekeeping on the assignments.

If you like a shot you see posted, try to think through what it is that you like about it and share that with the poster and others that way we all learn.

You can either submit a single picture for the assignment or a small series (please try to limit to less than 4 at a time as any more makes it difficult for people to comment on). There is no set limit to the number of times you can attempt a particular challenge.

 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 December 2008 at 14:21
According to Encarta.com:

Symmetry

1. property of sameness: the property of being the same or corresponding on both sides of a central dividing line

2. balanced proportions: harmony or beauty of form that results from balanced proportions

So I saw this shot as "corresponding on both sides of a central dividing line", and "harmony...from balanced proportions".



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 December 2008 at 14:25
One from my week 50 out-takes from yesterday, which has am amount of symmetry in reflection..


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 December 2008 at 18:55
Found this star at a firetruck:

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 February 2009 at 01:41
Reflected symmetry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 March 2009 at 21:39
Here's my take on the symmetry assignment.

 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 April 2009 at 16:56
wross: i like this shot a lot, but i'm not sure it's the best example of symmetry. it's a good shot though.
Bob - #1: nice spotting:) could have been more symmetric but i'm not going to complain since it looks like that wouldn't be easy..
Bob - #2: that's it:) a nice take on symmetry. i like it a lot.
rowvision: ok, it's symmetric but nothing else.. why not get back with a higher quality picture sometime later?
EP1121: hmm... i can see the diagonal origin of symmetry but still it's not so prominent in the picture. if it wasn't mentioned in the topic, i wouldn't describe this shot as being symmetric on my own..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 April 2009 at 12:43
Sorry, but Eiffel did not cooperate, otherwise it would have been symetric

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 April 2009 at 06:29
@ Turerkan - How about this one? I cropped the shot above, and rotated it.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 April 2009 at 07:52
ep: well this is symmetric but the way you got it is really a cheap trick
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 April 2009 at 09:47
I could not resist posting this as I feel it fits perfectly, but then again I have been known to be wrong....way back in 1979

as soon as I saw this I thought of this assignment.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 December 2009 at 21:33
Belgian Symmetry


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