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shoturtle Jul 3, 2012 1:28 PM

Been actually moving allot of stuff back to germany from the US. So that has been taking allot of my time. Have a ton of home projects my wifey wants done around the house in Germany. So I had to ship 90% of my tools back to germany in may. So I have been busy with putting down new flooring, building my barbecue area. Just been enjoying the areas around Frankfurt and New York. Visited Mexico and that was about all for this year.

Torgny Jul 4, 2012 6:59 AM

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Well, that's a lot and there are a few months left to go. I found this picture in a folder. It, at 17 mm on a FF camera, still with my back leaning at the door behind

shoturtle Jul 4, 2012 12:10 PM

I like this one allot better, good symmetry no only if the right door did not have the yellow warning sticker on it. ;)

Torgny Jul 4, 2012 5:10 PM

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I like this one allot better, good symmetry no only if the right door did not have the yellow warning sticker on it. ;)

Et votre opinion de Les Jardins de Tuileries?

Calicajun Jul 10, 2012 11:39 AM

Good set, I like the idea of shooting everything in symmetry for a photo project.

Torgny Jul 17, 2012 4:29 PM

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Good set, I like the idea of shooting everything in symmetry for a photo project.


If one thinks about it - symmetry is more of a rule than an exception, both in nature and in buildings. Perhaps there is a "crass" explanation - it's more economic :)

The Barbarian Jul 22, 2012 6:21 PM

Dennis Bloodworth, in The Chinese Looking-Glass wrote that the one time his Chinese wife said "Barbarians!" with feeling was when she observed the elaborately geometrical gardens of a Renaissance palace.

Symmetry, in the bilateria, is mostly the consequence of a head going one way, and a tail leaving things behind. In the world of HOX genes and cellular destiny, symmetry is easier.

But nature likes to break it in various ways. Coiled shells are right or left-handed, depending on species. We can only use L-forms of amino acids. Our brains are only superficially symmetrical. Fiddler crabs violate symmetry grandly.

lorenww Jul 25, 2012 3:24 PM

That last shot of the arches has awesome shadows. I like the entire series.

Torgny Jul 30, 2012 8:06 PM

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That last shot of the arches has awesome shadows. I like the entire series.

Yes, it's a bit special. You really must have a wide angle lens to cover it. An idea would be to follow the shadows on a high summer day

//T

Torgny Jul 30, 2012 8:17 PM

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Originally Posted by The Barbarian (Post 1312210)
Dennis Bloodworth, in The Chinese Looking-Glass wrote that the one time his Chinese wife said "Barbarians!" with feeling was when she observed the elaborately geometrical gardens of a Renaissance palace.

Symmetry, in the bilateria, is mostly the consequence of a head going one way, and a tail leaving things behind. In the world of HOX genes and cellular destiny, symmetry is easier.

But nature likes to break it in various ways. Coiled shells are right or left-handed, depending on species. We can only use L-forms of amino acids. Our brains are only superficially symmetrical. Fiddler crabs violate symmetry grandly.


The Barbarian,

Thanks for your elaboration on the theme. See if I can get hold of that book

Yes, part of the Chinese and Japanese cultures do find deviations from symmetry to be necessary, as I understand it. Nothing exists when not confronted with its opposite

The Arabs' holy book Koran says only God can make perfect things so a carpet weaver may weave in a fault if he suspects the result may be too good; not to offend God

As I recall it :)

Torgny

Btw: what worried people of the renaissance about Nature to the extent that they couldn't keep their fingers from it


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