Hema Narayanan  

Symmetry in stone by Hema Narayanan

May 2020 - Symmetry in stone

May 2020 - Hema Narayanan


About the Image(s)

Architecture Type : Rock Cut Architecture
Place: The Ajanta Caves - Ajanta has 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 CE - simply stunning cave architecture in Aurangabad, India.
Composition Type : Seize The Symmetry
Deion :
As with any compositional ART, Architecture relies heavily on Symmetry. Symmetry implies that there is Equal Distribution of weight and also that the Line of Symmetry helps find the Centre of Gravity, which helps create stability within the structure. The symmetry in these caves are immaculate and almost stunningly precise!

This round’s discussion is now closed!
4 comments posted

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
As an aside Hema sent two versions of her image leaving me to chose which one to submit. Thought best to include both so other members can also make up their minds!!
Looks a very interesting place to visit especially with a camera!!
Great composition and the lighting has been well dealt with. I like the different shades of blue that seem to lead you into the image, well done.
  Posted: 05/04/2020 05:47:53

Janet McLaughlin   Janet McLaughlin
I really like all the different leading lines and the symmetry, Hema! I think the lighting worked well to bring out the wonderful colors! Very nice composition.   Posted: 05/12/2020 08:37:33

Cheryl Dubois   Cheryl Dubois
Wonderful image Hema. Great use of leading lines. Can you share what lens you used to create this image? I really like the tones.   Posted: 05/17/2020 11:15:13

Randall Gusdorf   Randall Gusdorf
Hema, great use of lines and curves, and tension, leading me right into the main subject. First i was noticing the colors, and those are compelling. The only thing i was wondering is if you took the shot with a wider lens and then straightened the pillars.   Posted: 05/18/2020 07:43:25