#1 The winning nod goes to Ian W. I love that you captured symmetry in such a unique way, finding it in a reflection. The composition within the reflection is rather amazing.......you must have looked at that from every possible angle, and been delighted when you saw this particular view. I especially like the way that the next building in the row is shown (on the outside of the sphere); that frames the main building quite nicely.
#2 Runner up goes to Sibil. I really like how you created this unique still life to exhibit both bilateral symmetry and balance. Balance, employed not only aesthetically, but literally! Also, I especially like the colours and the way they work together. The surface the objects are on - is that some type of fabric? I assumed a countertop, but then it looks softer than that.....so I am curious to know what it is. I really like the way that the pinkish light from the bowls reflects down onto the turquoise-bluish surface. And that particular turquoise color is a great complement for the other colours in the image - especially the pinkish tones - and also goes quite well with the black background.
The others, in no particular order:
Darkslinger - A splendid example of radial symmetry! I like the way that the stem is shown - it gives an obvious means of support for the flowerhead, ye the extent to which it is blurred does not interrupt the flowerhead's form. I also like how the background, while primarily dark, has some variation within the darkness.....much more appealing than a solid dark background would have been.
Teekay - Love it! The fact that the bird's bills are in alignment makes it work so well! Also, the one bird appears smaller than the other, due to the angle at which it presents itself to the camera. And then the one rock appears smaller than the other, due to the extent to which it is submerged..... creative use of symmetry in the way that like objects appear to be different sizes in the photograph. And as far as balance is concerned, well, the subjects themselves are taking care of that!
M Six - What brilliant colours! And what a classic display of radial symmetry. Even the supporting beams in the background appear to be radiating from a common center. Even the light itself appears to be radiating out from the center, as its intensity is greatest in the center and seems to fade away as it moves outward. What I like most about the image is the very center, which is so obviously off-center. The eye expects everything to line up, and then that centermost element doesn't play along - which fact creates a bit of interesting tension.
Hye 5 - What a complex subject, from a geometric standpoint. There is really a lot here to look at and process (I mean mentally process, not edit). The camera captures things in a way that flattens them out, but we know that in fact the 4 walls are at an acute angle (probably 90 degree) to the ceiling. This gives the eye and the brain a little bit of tension, as we know that things are not the way our eyes are seeing them. This is, of course, caused by the extremely wide angle at which you photographed the scene, which allowed you to get quite close tho the ceiling and yet still include the 4 walls. A wonderful use of perspective distortion, used to exploit the symmetry of the subject. Most interesting indeed!
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