Those who have taken a peek at my composition tutorials will know that I have some way to go with symmetry. It's not that I find myself unable to shoot symmetry or compose in that way, it's just that in landscape work it is not something that appears with great frequency. But on occasion, I find myself with a situation that cries out for a symmetrical shot. A local hike this week saw me wandering past a small pond which was almost ripple free. The small mountain opposite and a few coloured trees reflected perfectly and the wide angle lens extracted the best from the clouds reaching toward the corners of the frame.
As I said, I definitely need to keep on practicing symmetry when available as my work has so little of it, but this image shows that even when lacking the 'grand vista' a symmetrical shot can really pull something from nothing. It's not a show stopper or something to hang on the wall (how many truly are) but it is a good solid shot from a simple location, what more can we ask.
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