geometric shapes in photographs

 

Here are some examples of geometric lines and shapes in photos. .. my submission for Cee’s Photo Challenge.

The jolly gargoyle in the corner of the porch provides some curves and shapes in his body and eye.  The right-angle lines of the siding form interesting shadows and the triangular lines guide the eye.  The cross texture of the flooring also contributes to the geometric pattern variety.

gargoyle
gargoyle

The camera angle gives a triangular shape to the tulip, which actually has six petals.  I like the way the yellow pollen dusts the inside.   There are two other versions of this photo, which I include for reasons I’ll mention as I get to them.

red tulip 2
red tulip 2

I like the way this metal star looks against the siding of the house, and the way the sun reflects.   The multiple triangles is another thing I like about this picture.

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star 1

This shot of the center of the star, reminds me of a pinwheel, and the places where the paint is wearing off at the joint surfaces is also interesting…plus the lighting, which adds additional geometric interest.

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star close

I always love the way this scene reflects, with the various angles and wavy reflections interact with the front door.  My arm with the camera and obscure rest of me may add to the picture.   It is pretty busy, but I like the contrasting images that are going on in this photo.

front door 1
front door 1

Speaking of “busy,” this photo would better describe my intent of showing off the railings and contrast of the house siding without the distraction of last year’s foliage remnants.  Again, reflections and shadows contribute.

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This picture of the front steps, lattice, brick footings, and dissecting angles is one of my favorites…and I even like the maple-tree-flower debris, which I think contributes to the over-all appeal of the lines in this photo.

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This picture of the political sign with the whirlpool, and the rain glistening on the boards of the deck works well…not very pretty, but I also think the pattern in the plywood, and assorted railings and “accessories” is interesting.    Upon looking at it now, I see that I could crop the container in the left hand edge of the photo…it would add to the aesthetics I think, such as they are.

rain puddle
rain puddle

Here’s the little parrot tulip again, I like the cross twigs forming a triangle frame for the flower.

red tulip3
red tulip3

Here is something different.  I like the angle formed from the top of Jeri’s head diagonally forming a line with Scott’s.  The angle of the guitar with her strumming stance of her hands, and the connection of the wood of the china cabinet, with the wire door windows… I also find pleasing.  There are possibilities for cropping here, the picture on the wall and left edge of the cabinet detract from any harmony.

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Below, the little tulip is almost the same as in the former photo, framed by the sticks.   The lighting seems brighter here.

red tulip3
red tulip3

The photo below is slightly different, I like the angle of position between their heads, and the interaction to the music.  I love my orange wall!

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This photo obviously is closer, and has interesting lighting on the leaves and the tulip…also the triangular angles are sharper and even the grass seems to be playing along with the image.

red tulip 1
red tulip 1

all photos are © Sometimes, 2016.

 

18 thoughts on “geometric shapes in photographs

      1. thanks, Cee. This time I went out looking for geometry, but also find good examples when looking over other photos in my collection. Thanks for the lesson…once we go looking for something we usually find it. 🙂

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    1. it is fun…I love the patterns that form by themselves…most of these are set-ups, special for the assignment, but it is really cool how other shots have had natural geometrics.

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      1. went to an important appointment 24 hours late yesterday…can’t blame it on old age, that sort of thing is typical for me always…usually its a day early though. 🙂

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