02-25-2009, 02:22 PM #1
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)
In this shot I tried to show rhythm with the ripples in the water and the masts on the boats, both actual and reflections.
As always, the rules...Please note the change in closing time.
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).
3. EXIF data should be intact. It helps if you can include the main points (including camera, lens, date taken, ISO, shutter speed and aperture) in the text of your message.
4. Only one entry per member (if you can't restrain yourself until the end of the first week you can post two or three separate pictures but your entry should be in a separate post and the only marked with the text above).
5. Remember the cross-site image size limit (800px on the longest side).
6. If the image does not exist in post at the end of the contest, it is disqualified. If you modify anything on flickr and re-save the image then the link is broken and the message needs edited to link the picture again before it will be included in the contest.
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).
7. If you are looking for the winners of the mini-contest, please check the front page of the DPS blog Saturday late afternoon (EST) or here.
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.
Last edited by Sime; 03-04-2009 at 10:12 AM.
02-25-2009, 02:54 PM #2Since we've done a few weeks on Composition, let's try a one that may scare a few of you, "Self-Portraits".
02-25-2009, 03:08 PM #3
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
Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 1/4000 sec
Focal Length: 250 mm
Exposure Bias: +2/3 EV
Flash: No Flash
File Size: 1626 kB
File Type: JPEG
Exposure Program: Shutter speed priority AE
Date and Time (Original): 2009:02:25 11:58:30
Date and Time (Digitized): 2009:02:25 11:58:30
Last edited by GwenieThePooh; 02-26-2009 at 02:19 AM.GwenWeber
Nikon-D7000; Nikon D-5000; Coolpix S8000; NIkkor 28-80mm & 70-300mm; Nikkor 12-24mm Wide Angle; Nikkor 60mm f/2.8 Macro, Nikon , Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 & 55-200mm, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 & 35mm f/1.8
02-25-2009, 03:24 PM #4
02-25-2009, 03:29 PM #5
I think this has Rhythm, it’s the Palm House at Kew Gardens.
Camera: Sony A350
Lens: Sony 100mm F2.8 Macro
Shutter Speed: 1/20 sec.
Focal Length: 100.0 mm
Exposure Bias: +0.0 EV
Metering: Multi Pattern
Flash: Not used
Captured: 20/02/2009 11:43
02-25-2009, 03:41 PM #6dPS Forum Member
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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
Date Taken: 2/25/2009
F Number: F8
Exposure Time: 1/13"
Focal Length: 82mm
Exposure Program: ManualNikon D80
18-55mm stock lens, 28-80mm Sigma Macro lens, 55-200mm Nikkor VR AF-S lens, 50mm 1:1.8D AF Nikkor
I'm still learning so I'm always open to suggestions
02-25-2009, 04:25 PM #7
02-25-2009, 04:32 PM #8
Make - NIKON CORPORATION
Model - NIKON D50
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YResolution - 300
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Software - Ver.1.00
DateTime - 2009:01:28 10:11:04
YCbCrPositioning - Co-Sited
ExifOffset - 336
CustomRendered - Normal process
ExposureMode - Auto
White Balance - Auto
DigitalZoomRatio - 1 x
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 300 mm
SceneCaptureType - Standard
GainControl - None
Contrast - Normal
Saturation - Normal
Sharpness - Normal
SubjectDistanceRange - Unknown
ExposureTime - 1/125 seconds
FNumber - 5.60
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DateTimeOriginal - 2009:01:28 10:11:04
DateTimeDigitized - 2009:01:28 10:11:04
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CompressedBitsPerPixel - 4 (bits/pixel)
ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
MaxApertureValue - F 5.66
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
LightSource - Auto
Flash - Not fired
FocalLength - 200.00 mm
FlashPixVersion - 0100
ColorSpace - sRGB
ExifImageWidth - 2000
ExifImageHeight - 3008
SensingMethod - One-chip color area sensor
FileSource - DSC - Digital still camera
SceneType - A directly photographed image
02-25-2009, 04:57 PM #9Feel free to edit/print/mock all images at your own discretion.
Nikon D80 * Promaster 70-300 f4-5.6 EDO LD Macro AF Zoom Lens * Nikon 50mm f1.8 Lens * Kansas Weather
02-25-2009, 05:17 PM #10
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.
February 25, 2009 at 11.52am EST
Camera: Nikon D40
Exposure: 0.05 sec (1/20)
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