a beautiful post on symmetry….

Jane Lurie Photography

What makes a photograph compelling? This is a question I ask myself whenever I am shooting. Creating balance in a composition is the trick and there are times when it really pays off to center the subject symmetrically. 

The bow of the boat leads your eye to the fascinating limestone karst formations on Halong Bay in Vietnam. 

Black and White, Vietnam, Landscape, Nikon Ship’s Bow, Halong Bay

Staring into the eyes of a Great Horned Owl is mesmerizing and choosing a centered close-up accentuates his intense gaze. 

Owl, Close-Up, Bird, Wildlife Look Into My Eyes

Subjects in threes create a pleasing symmetry. 

Doors, Architecture, New Orleans French Quarter Blues

Textures and colors are the focal point in this image of a wrought iron gate. 

Recoleta Iron,  Buenos Aires Recoleta Iron, Buenos Aires

Columns are an interesting challenge in composition. 

Architecture, Black and White, Columns and Door, Legion of Honor

Shooting a mirrored landscape reflection is a great way to use symmetry.  

Maroon Bells, Aspen Maroon Bells, Aspen

This church door in Sydney called for…

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Santosh Namby

A lover of Nature who loves photography and works as a Civil Servant, Santosh Namby Chandran has been a photographer for several years. Starting with a point and shoot 35mm film camera from canon to progressing to a film SLR and then a DSLR, his photographic journey has been a long one, filled with immense learning. Trained as an Ecologist and a Civil Servant, he merges his worlds and moves seamlessly though the corridors of power as well as overgrown jungles. An avid trekker and hiker, he has a penchant for shooting butterflies and birds...

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