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CS #602 - GEOMETRY
During this Collective Shoot we're going to make photos that display geometric shapes either as the primary subject or in a subordinate role that enhances the image for whatever reason.

The shapes can be whole or incomplete; as examples, an image of a sun only partially displaying its circular shape at the horizon and one displaying its entire shape above the horizon work equally well. Indeed, if you want to photograph only a curve or an angle, have at it! The shapes can be displayed sharply in focus, strongly blurred or anything in between. Their shape can be textbook accurate or only a resemblance. Even images that display only an imaginary geometric shape fit the bill. A few sample images are shown below.

Scenes displaying geometric shapes can be just as easily found inside as outside, so inclement weather won't get in the way.

Special bragging rights go to anyone for making an image displaying three or more types of complete shapes. The same goes for an image displaying at least one complete shape that isn't the easily found circle or rectangle.

Reminder: The Collective Shoots encourage us to make new photos, so please make sure any image you share in this one is captured from now through Wednesday.

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Rectangles
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Imprecise Oval & Blurred Circles

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Circles, Square, Other Angles and a Curve
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Imaginary Triangle

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Trapezoids, Rectangles, Circle and a Triangle
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Mike, your explanation on #2 made me laugh. Just a good start in the office this morning.
:):p:D

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Fantastic examples, Mike, and a subject that will force me to look at the things I shoot in a different way. I like it!

Stay tuned; I'll be back! :p
 
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Geometry was one of my worst subjects....and it shows

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There must be SOME geometry at work here​
 
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Geometry, eh? I always liked plane geometry but non-Euclidean geometry was one of my favorite subjects.

In photography, our normal high quality lenses project an image onto a planar sensor. The exception occurs when we use fisheye lenses – they tend to distort the image as though the sensor is curved. For the power line image below, I deliberately distorted the planar image to show how parallel lines might look in a non-Euclidean (hyperbolic) space. [No, I don’t own a fisheye.]


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Thank you to Ed and Bob for getting things kicked off so quickly!

Ed: I'm not gonna even try to count the number of rectangles in your image. You get points not only for that but also for the curves, the oval [EDIT: perhaps more like an ellipse?] and the bight out of the Apple branding, which is part of a circle. By the way, you and I use the same trackball.

Bob: It's not only the wires that are way over my head; it's also the stuff you're explaining. Absolutely fascinating. So fascinating that I can only image how fascinating it would be if I ever came close to understanding it!

[No, I don’t own a fisheye.]

Psst. Who's gonna ask Bob if he borrowed or rented one? :ROFLMAO:
 
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Mike, not very original but this critter was making geometric shapes in my garden:

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CS #602 - GEOMETRY
During this Collective Shoot we're going to make photos that display geometric shapes either as the primary subject or in a subordinate role that enhances the image for whatever reason.

The shapes can be whole or incomplete; as examples, an image of a sun only partially displaying its circular shape at the horizon and one displaying its entire shape above the horizon work equally well. Indeed, if you want to photograph only a curve or an angle, have at it! The shapes can be displayed sharply in focus, strongly blurred or anything in between. Their shape can be textbook accurate or only a resemblance. Even images that display only an imaginary geometric shape fit the bill. A few sample images are shown below.

Scenes displaying geometric shapes can be just as easily found inside as outside, so inclement weather won't get in the way.

Special bragging rights go to anyone for making an image displaying three or more types of complete shapes. The same goes for an image displaying at least one complete shape that isn't the easily found circle or rectangle.

Reminder: The Collective Shoots encourage us to make new photos, so please make sure any image you share in this one is captured from now through Wednesday.

Rectangles
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Imprecise Oval & Blurred Circles

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Circles, Square, Other Angles and a Curve
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Imaginary Triangle

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Trapezoids, Rectangles, Circle and a Triangle
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Very cool theme Mike, and awesome examples!!

I JUST got my D750 back from repair tonight, and once I get the settings restored (I can't ind my backup, and some were changed), I'll try to get out and shoot. At least we have the long weekend here in the U.S.
 
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Geometry was one of my worst subjects....and it shows

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There must be SOME geometry at work here​
Made me smile Ed...
 
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Geometry, eh? I always liked plane geometry but non-Euclidean geometry was one of my favorite subjects.

In photography, our normal high quality lenses project an image onto a planar sensor. The exception occurs when we use fisheye lenses – they tend to distort the image as though the sensor is curved. For the power line image below, I deliberately distorted the planar image to show how parallel lines might look in a non-Euclidean (hyperbolic) space. [No, I don’t own a fisheye.]


Nice simple shot Bob...
 
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Way to go, Ted! The lime is close enough to a circular shape to meet that standard. All but one of the strawberries definitely have a triangular shape. Gold star on your forehead for that (anything other than a rectangle or circle)! And the one strawberry in the center of the second image that isn't triangular meets the circular standard.

As an avid tabletop photographer, I absolutely have to ask: what did you use for the tabletop? Congratulations also on those luscious, soft shadows that defined the shape of the subjects so well!
 
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I actually had not given any thought to what my first contribution might be. That was until I got hungry and pulled some leftover pizza out of the refrigerator for lunch. The meal was delayed due to a relatively quick trip to my makeshift studio, but the wait was worth it. Triangles and circles.


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Way to go, Ted! The lime is close enough to a circular shape to meet that standard. All but one of the strawberries definitely have a triangular shape. Gold star on your forehead for that (anything other than a rectangle or circle)! And the one strawberry in the center of the second image that isn't triangular meets the circular standard.

As an avid tabletop photographer, I absolutely have to ask: what did you use for the tabletop? Congratulations also on those luscious, soft shadows that defined the shape of the subjects so well!
Thanks Mike. The background is my All-Clad marble pizza pan. (Kinda fits with your tasty shot above!)
 
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Nicely shot Ted and they do look delicious!
 
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