Posted on August 29, 2020
This week’s Smartphone Challenge required a bit of lateral thinking. This is what was asked for:
“Symmetry is a strong compositional technique most often used in landscapes and architecture. So break the mould by using Symmetry in a portrait”
This posed two difficulties, the first of which is that I don’t really ‘do’ portraits. Secondly, other than a reflection, I struggle to see symmetry as a natural element of a portrait. I’ve seen images that have been doctored to make the two halves of a face look absolutely symmetrical (in essence, the right side is a flipped duplicate of the left side). The effect is vaguely unsettling and certainly unnatural.
But then, so you could argue, is this. I took a selfie (in front of one of Madame’s more colourful quilts) and then used the kaleidoscope effect in Pixelmator to create what, it’s fair to say, is quite a striking image.
But it’s nothing if not symmetrical.
52 WeekSmartphoneChallenge: 52 Symmetry Portrait
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Frank’s theme for this week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge is ‘Gentle’.
This is a picture of my grandson enjoying bathtime. It goes without saying that the soap that produced all those bubbles was a very gentle one.
Posted on March 23, 2018
This sheep was patiently waiting its turn to be sheared when I spotted it at last year’s ‘Wool Fair’ in nearby Saint-Martial-sur-Isop.
Posted on May 6, 2016