Studying rhythm in composition!

Recently I have started taking interest in the theory of photography in order to improve my photography skills.  I am focussing on learning different concepts and am following Brenda’s posts on “photo studies”. Brenda has explained “rhythm” with variety of photos including repetitive and non repetitive components in a photo and even included Ted’s video on rhythm in visual composition.

In this post I am presenting my understanding of rhythm ( just like rhythm in music). To start with there are photos with repeated patterns found in nature and in man made designs.


The rhythm in these photos is related to a specific pattern.  Next I want to see photos without repetition. In such cases by using a rhythmic element we present the mood or the flow.  We feel the movement when we see waves or flowing water or a picture of a road gives us a sense of rhythm.



I would love to hear your comments. Please share your knowledge of rhythm.

Next challenge would be to find rhythm in a minimal setting. But one thing at a time.

Art in reflection (a series)-7

Rocks live in a society of seen unseen neighbours.

Patterns on every rock is colourful and complex just like human nature.


Poem: Among the Rocks  By Robert Browing
Oh, good gigantic smile o’ the brown old earth,
This autumn morning! How he sets his bones
To bask i’ the sun, and thrusts out knees and feet
For the ripple to run over in its mirth;
Listening the while, where on the heap of stones
The white breast of the sea-lark twitters sweet.
That is the doctrine, simple, ancient, true;
Such is life’s trial, as old earth smiles and knows.
If you loved only what were worth your love,
Love were clear gain, and wholly well for you:
Make the low nature better by your throes!
Give earth yourself, go up for gain above!

The same sky: ऊपर गगन विशाल

निसर्गाने आपल्या अवती- भवती  रंगाची इतकी उधळण केली आहे कि माणसाने निरीक्षण करायचे आणि आनंदी राहायचे ठरविले तर एक दिवस रिकामा जाणार नाही पण निसर्गाने जे फुकट दिले त्याचे कौतुक किती  जणांना असते देवच जाणे ( त्याने तरी कशा कशाचा हिशोब ठेवावा! ).  अजिबात वेळ मिळत नाही हे जेंव्हा लोक म्हणत असतात तेंव्हा मला “joke” ऐकल्याचा भास होतो.

लोकांना इतरांच्या भानगडीत लक्ष घालायला आवडते, मला त्यात अजिबात रस नाही.  मला झाडे, पाने, फुले, पक्षी, जनावर आणि जे काही डोळ्यास दिसते त्यात रस आहे,  फक्त माणसांची लफडी सोडून सगळे बघायला आवडते.  आणि हो त्यावर चर्चा करायला पण आवडते.  ब्लॉग सुरु केल्या पासून आणि हाती कॅमेरा आल्या पासून यात भर पडली आहे. चालायचे.

आकाश तेच असते पण रोज त्याची छटा निराळी असते. काल बागेत काम करत असताना ही चित्रे काढली.