To discern photogenic patterns, look for two things: pleasing repetition of shapes, and dynamic spacing of elements in a scene. Shape repetition is an easy concept to understand—think of a grove of trees in a spring forest. Or it could be a series of stacked mountain ridges, such as the telephoto shot of the Blue Ridge seen at top right. Patterns can be parallel, as in a grove of trees, and can exhibit a certain symmetry. Diverging patterns, on the other hand, involve one or more shapes that diverge from the rest—imagine a grove of trees aligning vertically, except for one tree that is tilted at a diagonal angle. This diverging shape then becomes an immediate focal point.