Brenda’s Photo Study: Rhythm I

This is my submission for Brenda’s A Photo Study: Rhythm I.

Rhythm in visual art is probably the most difficult subject to comprehend for me. More and more, I realize that things I can’t see in my head are harder for me to understand. And rhythm is one of them.

After reading Brenda’s post and watching Ted’s video (link on Brenda’s post) a couple of times, I became concerned, because I didn’t fully understand what they said. As usual, I started googling like crazy. Reading several articles later, I still didn’t quite get it. That’s when I decided to go back to the basic: (1) what is rhythm in music (I thought I knew, but maybe I didn’t.) (2) how does one apply rhythm in visual design (not in photography, but in art design).

I am happy to say that I finally did find an article and a video that helped me to grasp the concept.

Article “Rhythm in Art”: “The concept of rhythm in art represents the easy movement of the viewer’s eyes following a regular arrangement or reproduction of elements in the art work.”

Ah-ha, I totally understand “the easy movement of the viewer’s eyes”! 😉

Video: Beat and Rhythm Explained

This simple video helps me to remember what rhythm is.

I feel exhausted, but I am very happy. Can you sense the beat and rhythm in my words? 😉

Thank you for visiting my blog.

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About Helen C

A retired computer programmer who loves writing and photographing, and has managed to publish a YA novel "Jin-Ling’s Two Left".
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37 Responses to Brenda’s Photo Study: Rhythm I

  1. Love the staircase. 😃

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  2. loisajay says:

    Helen, these are beautiful. The staircase is my favorite, also.

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  3. I definitely can see it! Beautiful – every single shot!

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  4. brenda says:

    are we having fun???

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  5. You worked hard and it shows.

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    • Helen C says:

      Thank you Sally. I have waited so long… 😉 My dad was concerned if we could find a job when we got out of the school, so practicing any kind of art work was not encouraged. To be fair, I didn’t realize I had such a strong passion in it either 😉
      Have a great day.

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  6. Wonderful pictures Helen!!!

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  7. Jet Eliot says:

    Thanks for all the rhythm today, Helen — in your words and photos both.

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  8. Rupali says:

    Excellent work Helen.

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  9. Amy says:

    Beautiful photos, Helen! I struggled to understand the rhythm. Thank you so much for the links, and your photos explain well. I like the last one especially. 🙂

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    • Helen C says:

      Thanks, Amy. I have given more thoughts on this. I think maybe it is the word choice. I mean the same concept can be explained in different words, which, in my case, maybe easier to understand. Ha.
      Have a great day.

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  10. Lady Oscar says:

    I love the first photo. It presents a simple but perfect concept of “rhythm” in art. ^^
    rhythm in music also refers to the listener’s feeling and emotion. However, it refers to musicians physical movements in different instruments stronly. Each instrument has a specific rhythmic feeling. Composers needs to understand each one…

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  11. shutterbug says:

    These photos are great Helen
    I especially like the first one. My eyes bounced (in rhthym) from side to side, top to bottom. It really helped me to understand the topic. Thanks.

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    • Helen C says:

      Good morning, Kelly. Thanks for your comment. I have a feeling that people who know music probably would get it quicker. I don’t know too much about music. It sure was a struggle for me 😉
      Have a great day.

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  12. WOW! Your work is amazing & inspiring. Makes me want to go out & follow your lead. Congratulations on your incredible talent! ~amy

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    • Helen C says:

      Thank you, Amy. You are so kind (BTW, that’s how I feel when I visited your blog). Learning makes me happy and I like to be happy 😉
      Have a wonderful day. Looking forward to reading your next post.

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  13. restlessjo says:

    You make me feel like a VERY lazy blogger, Helen, but your photos illustrated rhythm perfectly, so I didn’t need Google. Phew! 🙂 🙂

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    • Helen C says:

      Are you kidding me, Jo? Every time I read your Monday Walk, I feel like a VERY lazy person. I followed your steps in my mind, hoping I would get rid of a couple of pounds by doing so. 😉
      It’s getting warmer now (40+ F). I can’t wait to go to the trail for a quick a walk. Come to think of it, we don’t have so many interesting site for me to explore. Maybe that’s why I am so lazy? Hmm…
      Have a wonderful day, Jo.

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  14. DG MARYOGA says:

    Only happy?You should be happy and proud at the same time;you perfectly mastered such a challenging genre of photography,dear Helen.I’ve just come back from Brenda’s site,I wanted to see what it is rhythm in photography.It is Art,indeed.Superb all your photos and great your video choices and rest of the links!Thank you for that,my friend,it was great the pleasure I got through your work 🙂

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    • Helen C says:

      Thank you, Doda. You are so kind. Rhythm, tempo… they probably make a lot of sense to people who know music well. All I can say is that I have done my best. Ha.
      My dad played a Chinese instrument very well. a few years before he passed away, I secretly tried to learn how to play that instrument to surprise him. Well, let’s say… we had a good laugh when I finally played for him . 😉

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  15. Incredible images and very wise selection for the theme 🙂

    The dome, spiral staircase and the heritage structure… there is some kind of rhythm every where…

    Thank you so much for sharing, Helen 🙂

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    • Helen C says:

      Thank you, Sreejith. I was going to leave a comment on your blog… how are you doing? I miss seeing your photos and reading your posts. You have a lot of friends (fans 😉 — I hope you know that 😉
      Have a great day.

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      • You are so kind, Helen 🙂

        I had to take a longer than expected hiatus from blogging due to many a personal and professional challenges.

        I am doing great now and so happy to be back among you all 🙂

        It’s the support and inspiration from people like you that helped me face some tough times.

        I owe a lot to all my friends here 🙂

        Thanks again for stopping by and for your lovely comments 🙂

        Have a beautiful day 🙂

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  16. Marie says:

    Wonderful photos.

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