The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #116: Symmetry presented by Patti Moed came out on Saturday, but I am always at least a day late. Today it’s worse. I have excuses, two little ones. One of which I can use for this week’s challenge.
My Excuse for Tardiness (This Week)
My husband discovered this little kitten under a bush next to the driveway. He left for over an hour and when he got back, the kitten hadn’t moved. His symmetrical face had more caked on goo around his eyes than than iced sugar cookies at Christmas.
The next thing I knew, I was scrounging to get food and bottles to try to save his life. He made it through the night, but was failing. He needed a vet and mine couldn’t see him until Oct. 1st. We found his brother the next day in a different section of our yard.
A friend had some amoxicillin, but she encouraged me to crash the vet’s office. We are both regulars there. So I did. Snickerdoodle was so dehydrated that he needed intravenous fluids. Six days later, little Snickerdoodle looked like this. He and his brother need a wonderful symmetrical home, if you know of one, please contact me.
Symmetry found naturally like Snickerdoodle in the picture above, is often copied in man-made items because our eyes enjoy balance.
In March right around the time the lock down glued us at home, I walked with a friend around Bravo Lake. It looked so symmetrical that morning, I had to snap a picture.
Big cities boast about their architecture and examples of symmetry abound. Few cities can compete with Las Vegas for the varied architectural designs that they have copied from all over the world.
I loved the symmetry in this plaza in New York New York. I didn’t even notice at first the two windows displaying the Empire State Building with their matching lights on either side of the arches.
Symmetry abounds in this picture even if the picture itself is not symmetrical. This cylindrical chandelier added that Italian artistic flair.
Not to be outdone, visitors can count on the Bellagio for it’s ostentatious art and floral displays. As Patti pointed out, beauty and symmetry go together, and the cylindrical light displays alone were enough to make it into the Symmetry Hall of Fame, but the arches all the way around the hall, the ceiling tiles, even the matching mice added balance to the scene.
Unlike my friend Carol, who loves a loo with a view, I don’t usually take pictures of bathrooms. This Venetian public bathroom took my breath away. (and not because it smelled badly) You can see how the marble reflects the symmetrical floor. So how many examples of symmetry do you see in this picture? No fair counting individual squares.
That sounds like an oxymoron, but tell me if you don’t agree when you see these next two photos. These examples also came from Las Vegas.
Maybe these were for sale. If so, which one would you purchase, if money and clashing with your decor was no object?
This little guy was in a store window. You can see the reflection in the lower part of the picture. I photoshopped the upper part of the picture out to create some negative space instead of shoppers.
Thank you Patti for this great challenge. For more Lens-Artists’ Responses check Patti’s website. https://pilotfishblog.com/2020/09/26/lens-artists-photo-challenge-116-symmetry/
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