Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

This week’s photo challenge from WordPress  is guest hosted by Quintin Lake of Quintin Lake Architectural Photography. Read on for more about this week’s theme and his photography tips!

I’m inspired by the patterns of the natural world and have chosen the geometry of Fibonacci rectangles and shell spirals. I like the way shells show up their elegant lines and that each has it’s own unique nacreous sheen.   Based on logarithmic spirals, sea shells have pleasing proportions.  Sometimes equated to Fibonacci rectangles, in general shell spirals vary and do not fit into the golden ratio proportion.

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14 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

    1. Great to see that you were thinking along the same lines, and was intrigued to read your post, out in that terrible weather to photograph live snails….. must still google your location, rather off the map for me!

  1. Oh I like how you answered this challenge, Liz. I’ve read a good about Fibonacci and the golden ratio – fascinating stuff – but I just can’t recall when I’ve encountered that spiral shape in nature.

    1. By serendipitous occasion we have an open garden day in Elgin (apple, pear orchard area) and yesterday spent a superb day visiting. Found quite a few seed head spirals to photograph, as well as pine cones. Will post them to my Flickr site …..

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      1. Interesting idea. Maybe a bit to large in terms of scale for photo images? I could see an artistic rendering being quite interesting if was done outside the idea of satellite maps.

        That would be a personal preference.

      2. Yes, out of the realm of exact measurement and form! I was rather in the moment and taken up with the look of the coiled isobars of Sandy, but not a very practical idea! I like your thought of an artistic rendering. I lived for a while in the Caribbean and one enterprising jewellery maker fashioned bangles to the shape of the individual hurricanes, “Left-handed Lenny” was a wonderful example of dynamic nature not conforming to pattern!

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