Symmetrical effects with architectural reflections

Symmetrical effects with architectural reflections

Previously he had published an article of symmetrical photographic composition through a cloister inclined at 45 degrees and with a vanishing point right in the center of the photo. The photo was of architecture, and although the article in question spoke only of symmetrical composition could use the same photo to talk about other issues to take into account when composing our photos.

In today’s article I will explain how to obtain symmetrical effects with reflections of architecture , for this, and as the title itself indicates, I will use the photo of a building I will stir it with a reflection and I will achieve a symmetry effect final really creative. Although in reality this photo I made a long time ago, today I just share it and talk about it.

I made this architecture photo in 2010. The building is called Torre Marenostrum , it is located in the Barceloneta neighborhood and you can see other angles through photos in my architecture portfolio . This time I’m going to reserve the exif data of the image since the topic that we tackled has nothing to do with the configuration of a photographic equipment.

Use the reflections to create a new architectural form:

As shown in the photo, the final image consists of a reflected half and a real half of the building . If you know this building you may be imagining what part I used to bend reality with those reflections. The symmetry in this case is not entirely accurate, since the central part of the building and the reflection are repeated in pattern right in the center of the photo.

I do not like to give a title to the photos since it conditions in a certain way the reading of these. However, I have a very specific one for this particular photo. The clue would be that of a contradicted mathematical rule. Can you imagine what it can be?


Use your creativity and take advantage of the reflections to compose:

I often talk about rules of photographic composition , how to use them to improve the visual interest of a photo, and I also contradict the norm in favor of the free use of this photographic theory. The rules are to know them, but not to follow them to the letter. Contradicting composition laws will make you understand them better and be creative. In this case, my advice is that you use your creativity and take advantage of the reflections to compose.