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Symmetry

This week, share an image of symmetry.

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Symmetry (noun): the quality of something that has two sides or halves that are the same or very close in size, shape, and position; the quality of having symmetrical parts.

When I take pictures, I tend to prefer off-center compositions — creating a sense of movement without actually capturing motion itself — and experimenting with unexpected point of views. But sometimes I want to create a picture that’s even, symmetrical, and balanced in its use of lines and shapes.

Fort Point, San Francisco, California.

The photograph above, which captures the still and quiet of historic Fort Point, soothes my eyes. The symmetrical design of the structure — created by the vertical lines on the left and right and subtle curves of the arches — makes me feel at peace.

Your interpretation of this theme might be quite different from mine, as symmetry doesn’t necessarily equate to peace and calm.

For this challenge, share an image of symmetry. Don’t limit yourself to architecture — you can bend this theme in any way you’d like.

A portrait of your twins? A window grille? The yellow lines of a busy road? A row of sharp points along a metal fence? Let the world inspire you.

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