Wednesday, March 24, 2010

(Day 83) Symmetry

Although we're always looking for a different angle in photography, symmetry can also be pleasing to the eye, and is actually a necessity quite often. Can you imagine if people had their nose placed on the right side of their face, or one ear on the back of their head and another on the left ? Just wouldn't look right, would it.

Symmetry can be found in man-made structures as well as in nature. I found symmetry in both today.

(18-55mm  f4.5  1/50 sec  ISO200)

















Then there was this photo that looked to me like a sound wave or a seismic graph:

(18-55mm  f5.6  1/8 sec  ISO200)























But that's only because I rotated it 90 degrees. Here's what the original looked like:

14 comments:

darlin said...

WOW, that last photo is amazing! Literally stunning quality, now I'm going to have to get out and attempt to play with my Rebel one of these fine days. I'm just itching to get out somewhere in the country, not so sure if it's to take photos or just relax or both!

Have a good evening Rick.

imac said...

Cool and very neat.

Rick said...

@darlin - thank you. Yes - take that Rebel out for a walk in the country - you'll both enjoy it, and I think you'll find it very relaxing. Look at it as rewarding yourself for all that hard work at school!

Rick said...

@imac - thank you, and thanks for following.

M. Hassan said...

Amazing photos and very keen of you to have noticed them.. Good job!

The fist one needs some tweaking to get it perfectly right. Try rotating it to straighten the bar from the top to the bottom, that would also rotate the pole to the perfect point on the left. Just a tip!

POD said...

These are crazy, great photos.

Krista said...

Isn't it cool how you can change the look of a photo so much just by rotating it? Great shots as always! :o)

joey said...

Indeed you did, Rick! As usual, very interesting.

Rick said...

@M - thank you. I hadn't done any rotating on the first - just eye-balled it through the lens and shot - but I'll play with it a bit.

@POD - thank you (anyone who saw me under that tower taking pictures would have thought I was crazy too! :)

Rick said...

@Krista - thanks. It was out of curiosity that I rotated that photo and it looked totally unlike the original landscape shot, which I did take to create a 'mirror image'.

@joey - thank you; glad you enjoyed them.

M. Hassan said...

I think you did an amazing job! Just noticing the details is enough to call you a talent.

Rick said...

Thank you M - I appreciate it.

LeeLee said...

whaou i like reflection too :D

Rick said...

@LeeLee - merci.