Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #116: Symmetry

This week, Patti invites us to explore Symmetry as a way to create dramatic and impactful images.

Symmetry is a fundamental part of geometry, nature, and shapes. We see symmetry every day but often don’t realize it.

Symmetry in Architecture is one of the oldest and most continuously used ordering principles in architecture.

Odawara Castle, Japan:

Why is architectural symmetry so satisfying? “…when we walk down the main aisle—the line along which the mirror images of the left and right sides meet—we know that we are in a special relationship to our surroundings. And when we stand below the dome of the crossing, at the confluence of four symmetries, we know we have arrived.”

Library of Congress, Washington DC:

Photographing a ceiling symmetry can be challenging as you have to take time to align yourself in all directions while shooting up.

The Capitol Building, Washington DC:

The photo below was taken in Toledo castle. I had enough time to make just one click. 

At the Oculus (NYC), I was able to find a spot to shoot the symmetry of the building. I set my camera on the railing and made sure the line on top of the ceiling was in the middle of the image; then straightened it through Lightroom to get the result.

Pattti (P.A. Moed) shows us several types of symmetry through her beautiful photos. Patti uses nature, art work, and architecture, and landscape to introduce this interesting subject. As always, we are looking forward to seeing your creative responses.  In your post, include a link to Patti’s original post and use the Lens-Artists tag so that everyone can find your post in the WP Reader.

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Lens-Artists Challenge #115 – Inspiration

This week Tina leads LACP #115 — Inspiration.

Nature inspires us everyday. I get inspired whenever I am out in nature to appreciate its beauty and listen to sound in nature.

“The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain,

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the sound of wind in a primeval wood,

and the sound of outer ocean on a beach. I have heard them all, and of the three elemental voices, that of ocean is the most awesome, beautiful and varied.”

Henry Beston

is always more active than mere appreciation…. Inspired work stands apart from normal life…Inspiration is not earned…Inspiration is not something you can control…Inspiration is not permanent and solid.” For more click here.

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Tina expresses inspiration through her beautiful photos of nature, faith, art, and travels with eloquent words. Her post is not only inspiring but also comforting especially during this turbulence time. Click here to enjoy. We look forward to seeing your thoughts and images on what inspires you. Be sure to link them to Tina’s original post and to use the Lens-Artists TAG to appear within our WP reader section.

Special thanks to everyone who participated last week’s “Negative Space”. Your creative images and beautiful photography adventure have broadened my perspective of this photography element. I treasure this learning experience and appreciate your support.

We hope you’ll join us next week for Patti’s challenge #116.

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“Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.”

–Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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