Nature Photography Challenge (wild creatures, plants and places only)

A regular photography contest for Nature lovers who love to learn and teach.

Repetition and Rhythm - (Technical & Photography Skill)

This challenge closed over 5 years ago.

The Challenge

March 2012.

Repetition of Shape

Repetition, i.e., the use of similarly shaped elements, is a strong unifying force because of the Gestalt grouping principle. Two similar shapes, even at different sides of an image, will lead the eye from one to the other. A shape can obtain more visual weight by being repeated, e.g., by its own shadow.


Rhythm is based on repetition, but requires more similar elements than does repetition. A small number of similar elements will be perceived as a single group, but rhythm requires enough similar elements to be perceived as several related groups. The repetitive groups must have some variation to achieve rhythm. The most common way to achieve rhythm is with common shapes. Rhythm can evoke an emotional response, e.g., curvilinear forms can calm whereas angular lines can stimulate.

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for your favourite!

Rewards & Prizes

1st place winners will get to choose the theme for the next challenge, have their photo used as the group Avatar for a period of time and become a featured member.
Then 1st, 2nd and 3rd will have their photo’s posted on the groups Feature Board.

Additional Information


Cover Image: i'm not the type to let this life tease me by jammingene


The Top Ten

i'm not the type to let this life tease me by jammingene

i'm not the type to let this life tease me by jammingene was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 4 votes.

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  • ///// II [Print and iPhone / iPad / iPod Case] by Damienne Bingham
  • Dandelion Clock by AnnDixon
  • Transparent by JuliaPaa
  • School of Bigeye Trevally, Sipadan, Malaysia by Erik Schlogl
  • Hula Waves by Alex Preiss
  • Green and Greens by Deborah V Townsend
  • Dandelion - Stage I by vbk70
  • Fresh look on chive by Yool

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