WEEK 50: Symmetry

This week’s challenge should be a fun, simple one: Photograph anything with strong elements of symmetry. The choice of subject is up to you– it can be architectural, natural, man-made, or even something abstract. The only requirement is that you subjects have some form of symmetry.

As always, let’s look at some examples:

Sainte Chapelle vault – Vincent Aguerre

Architecture is one of the most common places to find strong elements of symmetry. The ceiling of the Sainte Chapelle church is a beautiful example.

 

CSU Oval (IR) – Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero

Symmetry can be found in landscapes, as with this stunning infrared photo.

 

Green Mustang – Eric Minbiole

Man-made objects are another great option, such as this symmetrical view of a car.

 

More Triangles – Adam

Of course, you are welcome to great creative, and use something a bit more abstract.

 

The Challenge

For this week’s challenge, your goal is to photograph anything symmetrical. The choice of subject is up to you– architecture, landscape, nature, man-made objects, abstract patterns, or anything that catches your eye.

Creative, out-of-the-box ideas are always allowed and encouraged. Get your camera, be creative, and have fun!

The friendly community guidelines are pretty simple:

  • Post one original photograph to our active community on our Facebook GroupFlickr Group or 500PX group (or all three). Tag the photo:  #10thanniversaryphotochallenge #2018photochallenge #photochallenge #tempusaura
  • The shot should be a new shot you took this week, for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
  • Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2018 Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge is fun and easy.

 


About Eric Minbiole

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been absolutely fascinated with anything technical– electronics, computers, cameras, gadgets, etc. Growing up, I loved taking things apart to see what was inside. While I couldn’t always put things back together, I loved trying to figure out how things work. Because of my love for all things technical, I pursued a degree in Electrical Engineering, and currently work as a Software Engineer. I’ve been fascinated with photography ever since borrowing my parents 110 film camera when I was young. It’s been a great hobby ever since: I love experimenting with photos, and trying new things. I especially love technical and/or trick photography. (“Gimmicks!”, as my wife jokingly calls them 😉 ) While I’m comfortable with the technical side of how to shoot, I struggle more with the artistic side of what to shoot in the first place. This is one reason I quite enjoy this group: There are fun, interesting ideas each week. I joined PhotoChallenge as a participant in 2014, and am amazed at how much this group has helped me learn. Each week, I look forward to the fun, creative challenges that Steve, Trevor, Gary, and Jeremy put together. Most importantly, the weekly challenges give me the motivation to get out there and take photos each week. (Otherwise, I suspect my camera might be gathering dust on the shelf.) As well, interacting with the fantastic members of the group– discussing suggestions, techniques, what works, what doesn’t– has been an invaluable help. I am absolutely thrilled to join the PhotoChallenge team– I’ve learned so much from the group, and hope that I can give back a little bit. If you’d like to see some of my photos, please check out my flickr page.

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