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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