Weekly Photo Challenge; Geometry (2)

I was about to crop these photos, and then I found my kaleidoscope camera on my iPad 🙂  Now to pick my favourites…

Below is a slideshow of the rest… hover your mouse over the photo to find the navigation arrows

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Here’s the Weekly Photo Challenge details;

This week’s photo challenge is guest hosted by Quintin Lake of Quintin Lake Architectural Photography. Read on for more about this week’s theme and his photography tips!

Geometry. This challenge is about the shapes and rhythms that make up the geometry of our world. Many photographs of any genre have an underlying sense of geometry, but I often like to make this the main subject of my work. I think it’s the most important aspect of a photograph’s success. This could be the patterns of the natural world up close and personal, or the rhythm of your local buildings. The above photograph, “Positive Negative,” depicts the Paula Rego Museum in Lisbon where the sky created an equally strong element of the composition as the building. The image has a totemic quality, softened by the passing cloud. I had waited for this cloud to move into the perfect position within the frame. The colour, light, and form of the image emphasize this geometry.

Share a photo that means GEOMETRY to you!

Tip: Once you have found a good subject that contains an interesting geometry, try to crop tightly into the subject to make an unexpected composition. Your goal should be to create an abstract composition so the image is more about underlying shapes than a literal representation of the subject matter itself — by doing this you create art rather than a snapshot. (I did it Grannymar!) By Quintin Lake

About Barbara

Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel & Woordow our Malshih (Shih Tzu-Maltese cross)
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14 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge; Geometry (2)

  1. Grannymar says:

    You did! Brilliant they are too. The technique you achieved with the kaleidoscope camera on your iPad, was basically the method I had for the design on Elly’s wedding outfit. It was long before iPads, I began working on the design in 2005. I took a marble patterned bead and played about with it on my printer – enlarging, extracting repositioning and cutting – until I found the shapes I liked.


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  4. Grannymar says:

    Sniff, sniff, your blog doesn’t like me! 😦


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  8. Al says:

    You maths types. Always showing off!


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