Geometric Art walkingbridge12128855a_3f in Detail

I’ve been exploring the new technique of simulating folds in the image by lightening and darkening alternate panels. It seems to work best on images that appear to be two-dimensional. In images with depth it can be jarring. This image uses the technique very subtly to add complexity to the lighting without having obvious creases, which would clash with the content.

The underlying pattern is the same as the 2005byarda pattern in an earlier post. First let’s look very close to see the smallest details you would be able to see in a large print. Notice the sort of rippling ridge effect.

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Backing out a little, we can see some larger features. The metal of the bridge in afternoon sun creates the luminous quality of these stars.

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2 Responses to “Geometric Art walkingbridge12128855a_3f in Detail”

  1. Kristen Says:

    Excellent! Have you considered offering these images in a single image diptych kind of thing - both images in one, next to each other, perhaps with a smidgeon of space between? I bet that pique a lot of people’s interest - seeing the photo and then the pattern with it - bet their eye would constantly be moving back and forth between them. :-)

  2. dhill Says:


    You’re right, most people do like seeing them together. I make greeting cards (see “my links” above) that feature a pattern and its source photo. You can see them individually or open the card to see both. My intrepid brother sold them door-to-door for a year, and they were good attention getters. You only have an instant to get attention when you knock on a door. They work well at craft fairs the same way.

    Those were mostly simple patterns that could be appreciated on a card. A complex one like this probably needs 16 inches on a side to be seen properly. The photos might not stand up to that much enlargement. I’ve begun placing them together as a poster at Imagekind. Is that close to what you have in mind? If you think they could be presented more effectively, I’d love to hear suggestions.

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