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    Default Assignment: "Rhythm" Feb. 18 - Mar. 4

    This week's assignment is Rhythm. We are aware of rhythmic patterns in music and they exist visually as well. It can be pleasing and soothing or somewhat erratic, but it keeps our eye moving in a repeating pattern. Fence posts, ripples in water, as well as shapes that echo each other such as circular patterns of different objects, are all examples of rhythm in composition. These elements should compliment each other, creating a flow that is pleasing to the eye.
    Rhythm is not necessarily a consistent pattern. Think of a series of fence posts drawing your eye down a road, basically the same, but with some leaning or broken. The movement is there, but the pattern isn't necessarily consistent. Clouds can also show rhythm in that same way. Rhythm that varies is usually more interesting than one that looks like wallpaper! You want your eye to move with the pattern, not stay stagnant.

    Here are a few sites that you can check out for descriptions of rhythm. Thanks to Jody Gall for finding some of these.
    http://photoinf.com/General/Robert_B...ual_Design.htm (go halfway down the page)
    http://www.earthboundlight.com/photo...aphically.html (about 1/3 of the way down)
    http://www.photographyicon.com/pattern/index.html
    http://digital-photography-school.co...in-photography

    In this shot I tried to show rhythm with the ripples in the water and the masts on the boats, both actual and reflections.




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    1. Your image you submit should be taken between the 18th of February and the 4th of March. Each week as an assignment closes on the Wednesday, it will be AUTOMATICALLY deemed *CLOSED* after 8am GMT ( 3am EST) and any posts after that time will not be eligible for the assignment competition.

    2. Your post must include "Assignment: Rhythm" (to show your permission to count it for the contest) and the date the picture was taken (to show that it is a valid entry).

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    For everyone, please do not repeat other people's photos by quoting them until the contest is over. If you want to comment on or discuss an entry you can use a link to it (or just delete the picture from the quoted text).

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    Since we've done a few weeks on Composition, let's try a one that may scare a few of you, "Self-Portraits". If you've never tried one, read this. If you are an old hand at it, get creative or use it as a chance to try a lighting technique or unusual composition.
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    Since we've done a few weeks on Composition, let's try a one that may scare a few of you, "Self-Portraits".
    I've been offbeat lately so might have missed it, but does this mean our next assignment will be "Self-portraits" ? I was just wondering since the assignments overlap for a week, when and where is the next assignment announced.

    Thanks,

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    Default Assignment: Rhythm

    This picture was taken today 2/25/09 at Fort Funston, CA, a doggy beach park so the dogs can run freely without a lease

    Water Breaker

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    Exposure: 1/4000 sec
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    File Type: JPEG
    Exposure Program: Shutter speed priority AE
    Date and Time (Original): 2009:02:25 11:58:30
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    Last edited by GwenieThePooh; 02-26-2009 at 02:19 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prince View Post
    I've been offbeat lately so might have missed it, but does this mean our next assignment will be "Self-portraits" ? I was just wondering since the assignments overlap for a week, when and where is the next assignment announced.

    Thanks,
    Each coming assignment is announced the week before it is posted. That will give you a total of two weeks to think about and have time to take you next assignment picture. We try to encourage everyone to take a new shot for an assignment rather than post an older image.
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    Default "Assignment: Rhythm"

    I think this has Rhythm, itís the Palm House at Kew Gardens.

    The Palm House at Kew

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    Lens: Sony 100mm F2.8 Macro
    Shutter Speed: 1/20 sec.
    Aperture: F13.0
    Focal Length: 100.0 mm
    ISO: 100
    Exposure Bias: +0.0 EV
    Metering: Multi Pattern
    Flash: Not used
    Captured: 20/02/2009 11:43

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    Default Assignment: Rhythm

    This was something I took yesterday with my new macro lens:

    I call this one Double Helix, I think this shows rhythm in an unusual way since it's not perfectly rhytmic but patterns still emerge. I hope you like it

    Double Helix

    Date Taken: 2/25/2009
    F Number: F8
    Exposure Time: 1/13"
    Focal Length: 82mm
    ISO: 800
    Exposure Program: Manual
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    I'm still learning so I'm always open to suggestions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saralonde View Post
    Each coming assignment is announced the week before it is posted. That will give you a total of two weeks to think about and have time to take you next assignment picture. We try to encourage everyone to take a new shot for an assignment rather than post an older image.
    Thanks Saralonde. Where can I find these announcements?

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    DigitalZoomRatio - 1 x
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    Quote Originally Posted by prince View Post
    Thanks Saralonde. Where can I find these announcements?
    This week's assignment is Rhythm. In Saralonde's post opening this thread (for the Assignment of Rhythm), she announces that the assignment for next week will be Self Portraits.
    Feel free to edit/print/mock all images at your own discretion.

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    Assignment: "Rhythm"

    This photo is of one my favorite albums, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. I wasn't around back then, but even so, the Beatles are all in all my favorite band. The picture contains edge of the LP, which is older than I am. I think this photo shows rhythm because of the repetitive slanted lines formed by the covers.

    DSC_0007b

    February 25, 2009 at 11.52am EST
    Camera: Nikon D40
    Exposure: 0.05 sec (1/20)
    Aperture: f/5.6
    Focal Length: 60 mm
    ISO Speed: 800
    Lens Type: G
    Lens: 28-75mm f/2.8
    Last edited by Astrus; 02-26-2009 at 05:53 PM. Reason: added date

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