This month's assignment requires you to photograph geometric forms, meaning and intending subjects with patterns consisting of balance and symmetry.
There are no other restrictions except that your image(s) MUST BE TAKEN DURING THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, 2013. I have noticed that some have used archived photos to satisfy an assignment (i.e. photos NOT taken during the month of the assignment). Using images taken prior to December of 2013 is NOT PERMITTED and will be deleted. Please honor the rules of the assignment.
As always, I emphasize artistic. Strive to be different; let your artistic juices flow when composing your image. Is the image you post for this assignment one you would be willing to frame and hang on your wall?? Please keep in mind that images will be selected based on image quality, subject matter, relevance to the assignment, and creativity just to name a few.
Also, over the course of the month, you may post no more than four (4) images. I want you to be discriminating in the selection of images you post for this assignment PLEASE POST ONLY YOUR BEST SHOTS!!!
Be imaginative and go for the unusual shot. After all, thats what makes this fun!!! Do not use a shot in your archive the whole point of this exercise is that it is an assignment. Submit only artistic shots. Naturally, we want to see your very best work with regard to subject matter and composition - translation snapshots are not permitted. Include shooting data, and ideally, please include your thinking behind the scene what were you trying/hoping to capture, and did you succeed?
As discussed here, the top five images will be selected by the previous months winner and be included in a poll for members to vote for the winning photo. The winning image with be added to our new Monthly Challenge Winners Gallery.
I look forward to seeing how you fulfill this assignment!
Brent, Thanks for excepting my apology. Rounding error - drat!
I re-shot this with a 6th die on the right side. I cropped at the leading edge of that die to hint at a larger series, take care of the rounding error, and assuage my inner geek. That said, I am going to let this photo stand for the contest. The devil is in the details.
Came upon the Hancock Building on a very foggy day and approached the NE corner of the building and made exposure looking almost straight up. I like the geometric repetitions and the way the building disappears into the fog.
Here's one that may be tough to figure out. Hint, about 3-inches in diameter, all metal, mostly iron, some nickel, and some less common metals. Acid etched to reveal the geometric or crystalline structures.
Shot with my D7000, 70-200mmf2/8 @200mm, ISO 250, +0.3 exposure comp, 1/30sec.
Sorry Ken. It's actually an nickel-iron meteorite that has been carved into a sphere and etched with acids to reveal the Widmanstätten pattern in 3D. It is from a fall that was found in Siberia a few years back. Thanks for taking a guess! Dale.
Macro of a spring. D-700, Tokina ATX Pro 100, f5.6 1/160 ISO 1000 Taken on black background and multiple led flashlights for lighting. The Black and white conversion done in lightroom. I used f 5.6 to create a shallow DOF, fading the spring into the background.