Composition in Photography and Symmetry in Nature

I recently attended a talk on composition in photography given by Erin Babnik. The Ruth Bancroft Garden is a wonderland of photographic-composition challenges. Walking through the garden on Mother’s Day I thought of Erin’s topics of symmetry and intention. My daughter’s comment about the intention of this asymmetrical succulent was a good laugh!

“It’s really hard to find symmetry in nature. That’s what makes it so exciting.”

Erin Babnik, landscape photographer