“He may be more potent than any other man. The damnable iteration day after day of earnest conviction wears like the dropping of the water upon the stone.” William Thomas Stead
Iteration is the act of repeating a process with the aim of approaching a desired goal, target or result. Each repetition of the process is also called an “iteration,” and the results of one iteration are used as the starting point for the next iteration.
A few years ago, I took my first shot of the Empire State Building. Then, last fall, I noticed that part of it juts out near a building by the Church I attend in Manhattan and so I took another one. After that shot, I was sold. I got into the repetitiveness of it and now have a whole series of them in successive iteration. The idea behind this exercise is to create a continuous repetition of an image we have focused on until we reach that point of perfection; the zenith of our shot. Practice, they say, makes perfect. Have you ever shot an image over and over again?
Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress. George Eliot
An iteration is a pattern that consists of shapes that, to some degree, repeat Patterns that use iteration typically show objects en masse. These kinds of patterns often fill the entire photo and become textural to an overall quick glance.
We can also use objects to create iterations of our own design and the key is the element of repetition. I will be uploading more examples I have created with my pictures. They are easy to create. I will continue to take Sunday photos of the Empire State Building and will share more as time goes by. Thanks for stopping by. What have you tried to shoot over a period of time?
This post was Inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Describe the one decision in your life where you wish you could get a “do-over.” Tell us about the decision, and why you’d choose to take a different path this time around. Photographers, artists, poets: show us ITERATION
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PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.