I looked at this exercise a few weeks ago and to tell the truth I was having a little difficulty understanding the concept of Rhythms.
I looked at a number of other learning logs and found that others have had similar problems.
One particular blog by JAMES PAYNE had the following explanation
” I initially had a little difficultly getting my head around the difference between rhythm and pattern so I re-read the course material several times and shared some ideas with some other OCA students using the forums. My interpretation leading up to Assignment 2 is that rhythm need not have objects of exacting shape and proportions but instead lead the eye through or around the photograph to the ‘optical beat’. Pattern may have irregular shapes and tight framing is required to achieve the desired effect.”
I also had a look at some other examples on the internet before I set out to capture some images.
Here are some images of patterns.
My first image of the broken roof tiles with oak leaves caught my eye on a walk.
I liked the colour of the tiles and the fact that they were all different sizes and patterns. It was only when I looked closer that I saw that the oak leaves also make a pattern.
You tend to move round the image looking at the different shape.
My second image was of a load of cork stoppers attached to a menu board. I took a close up image so that the frame could not be seen. After taking the image I also turned it around as I liked the image better on its side.
The final image in this section is the grill of a car.
The first image I took of it I took a close up and you could not see the top of the bonnet. But after reviewing the shot I liked it better with the bonnet badge.
I am looking forward to feed back on this image.
The second set of images are to do with Rhythms.
The first image I chose was shoes in a shop display, although different colours they did look the same and after looking at the first one you did follow the line of shoes along the display.
The second image I captured was of a number of different coloured watches on display. There were two main rows. I found that what ever end of the row you looked at you seem to work your way along the line till you got to the other end.
The last image I took was of a set of windows in a building. Not only did they have a nice shape but , in a similar way to the above image your eye was drawn along the front of the building.
As I said before I did find this exercise rather difficult and I am looking forward to Mr Taylors thoughts.