Sunday, January 06, 2008

Pefect symmetry? No!

I might be called a symmetry-freak. Very often I try to build by pictures around some kind of symmetry. But must it be perfect? No! If it is perfect, there is a danger of it becoming dull. A repetitive pattern that might be nice in itself, but for me - the "story" in the picture is gone. Here is an attempt. I also felt that this "was" a B & W.

This "tunnel" is located below a balustrade at the southern end of the Museum of Natural History , University of Bergen.

18 comments:

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Oh I love it! This is fantastic. Good job.
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dot said...

I think this is one of my favorites from you! Wonderful!

imac said...

I guess the word is "Magnifico".
This is such a great fantastic photo, made all the better in B/W, Love the bench in there too.
You are truly a fantastic Photographer.


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RuneE said...

Thank you all three for the praise! I feel red all over...

Bucefalo said...

I love these symmetries.

Mike said...

That is lovely. Beautifully captured.
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KOSTAS said...

Work of art!
Very good photograph, prospect, tones of grey, lighting, corner of reception, all are excellent.

AVCR8TEUR said...

I know what you mean about trying to be symmetrical. I do the same, but like you said, it's not always a good thing. With the single chair on the left side of the hallway, your photo is no longer symmetrical. B&W is perfect.

evlahos said...

great textures, excellent composition

ArneA said...

Red all over has to do with your activity in the 60s.
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Dick said...

Wonderful picture, especially in B&W.

Alan said...

A very nice shat, perfect for black & white - I agree.

Lara said...

a wonderful shot!

Ackworth Born said...

great photo and very suitable for the b&w treatment - is that a shadow of you taking the picture on the right-hand side?

RuneE said...

No - it is bit of wet. The sun was coming from the right-hand side.

alex said...

Stunning photo!

Alex
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Suzi-k said...

this is wonderful, and as you say, the bench breaking the perfect symmetry is essential to the success, without it your eye would just go straight through without stopping to linger. B&W was a great choice!

Max-e said...

This is amazing architecture, Great shot