Friday, November 18, 2011

FSO - Symmetry

Symmetry. An exact matching of form and arrangement of parts on opposite sides of a boundary.
I needed a bit more help than that.  The dictionary said: "similarity, correspondence, or balance among systems or parts of a system.  Maths, an exact correspondence in position or form about a given point, line or plane."



I knew I was on childminding duty this week and wouldn't have much time for photography, so started looking last weekend.  Tried to find symmetry at home on the farm.  

Umm.  I think the maize crop is stretching it a bit, but maybe.....





I had this vision of a long, straight road and there aren't too many of them around here. So I decided to drive the nearly 20 kms to the nearest stretch of straight road.


Then coming home I crossed the railway lines - why didn't I think of that rather than driving all that way?


I know there are going to be some wonderful examples of symmetry by the rest of the FSO team.  Go here to check them out.  Wish I'd had more time to spend on this topic - it was fun!

20 comments:

  1. The basket of eggs is so lovely and simple - great choice.

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  2. Pauline, your photos are just beautiful. I particularly like the spiky plant.

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  3. I think that all the photos are lovely. I especially like the crop maize and that spiny plant.
    You did well finding symmetry in the world around you.
    Really lovely...

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  4. The maize is a wonderful shot.

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  5. I think you found some great examples of symmetry in nature. That spiked plant is perfect!

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  6. Great choices, my favorite is the spiky leaves.

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  7. lovely pics. I love the first pic.

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  8. They're all good, but I especially like the first one!

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  9. I think your pictures are just perfect for the theme!

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  10. I love it that some of us have thought of similar ideas but that we've all come up with something different too.

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  11. I didn't know they grow corn in a circular pattern. how do they harvest?

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  12. Super examples - you make me feel really guilty that I didn't make an effort.

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  13. you road - way to take it for the team... I almost posted this week, then forgot today was friday until it was nearly dark..Lol!
    I have photos of stairs with newal post on both sides, common here in Brasil. Looking through my archives I noted that even thoug symetric I tend to take photos at an angle that dilutes the perception. nice post.

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  14. great photos, all of them; the maize is my particular favourite.

    Why are roads in American always so empty? Where are the cars? Are roads only for decoration?

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  15. the eggs, the flower, the plant, the road. how can I choose?

    just in case you missed it, I always try to post a member voice on the theme for the weekly challenge. there is one for symmetry. (FMTSO blog)

    http://mytownshootout.blogspot.com/2011/11/challenge-for-november-18-symmetry.html

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  16. As always Pauline, your photos are so creative and with this theme you've done it again! I'm like Doreen...can't pick one that's a FAV, but I tell you that egg basket is an award winner! Great shootout!!!

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  17. It was a fun theme. I like the spiked plant also. The egg basket is very creative too. Great post.
    QMM

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  18. I love all your happenings, like the beauty of the maize, the long straight road and crossing the railway. It's wonderful.

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  19. Some real beauties in there Pauline. When I wish that I'd taken a picture I know I like it and I wish that I'd taken the maize one!

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