Those instructions can be found on just about every bottle of shampoo on the shelf, and I always thought the “repeat” part of the instructions was just to get us to buy more shampoo. So I don’t repeat.
But when it comes to photography, repeating is a different story. Amongst the many rules of composition, (and we know that rules are meant to be broken), repeating patterns can make for eye-catching photos.
I was on one of my jaunts recently and my eye was caught by these high tension wires and poles which seemed to go on forever.
The original photo was a starting point, and the first thing I did was crop to emphasize the pattern and the lines that draw us into the scene. Then I got a little crazy in post-processing, as I wanted to emphasize the “energy” in the image, both literally and figuratively.
What do you think, a little over the top?