Symmetry and patterns—they are two of the most talked-about elements of composition in photography. When used the right way, symmetry and patterns have the potential to make your images quite engaging. When photographer Karl Nielsen was roaming around Gdańsk in Poland, he came across an interesting roof and snapped the following image. The image beautifully incorporates the aforementioned composition techniques, and the result is just brilliant:
At first, the arrangement of the windows may seem erratic, but when you observe closely, you can see the pattern it follows. The pattern of the tiles and the symmetry of the windows work beautifully for the image. The strong geometrical shapes and the patterns make the image so appealing to look at. Meanwhile, the dark rich color of the tiles adds to the texture in a fantastic manner.
This image is indeed a beautiful example of a simple yet effective compositional technique. Hats off to the photographer for this brilliant image!
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