Skip to content

Symmetry Maintains Equilibrium and Brings Photography into Balance

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.

Snickerdoodle age 3 weeks

Symmetry found naturally like Snickerdoodle in the picture above, is often copied in man-made items because our eyes enjoy balance.

Natural Symmetry

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.

Bravo Lake, Woodlake, CA

Man-Made Symmetry

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.

Odd-Ball Symmetry

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/

Related Posts

Reminder

Carrot Ranch Rodeo Contest Month Starts TOMORROW

13 replies »

  1. You really took us on a tour in your post this week. Symmetry here, there, and everywhere! I’m so glad you rescued the kittens. Adorable. I love your reflection in Bravo Lake. Lovely.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Good for you for rescuing the kittens. It’s sad what people do to animals. Unmentioned is the small pic of the cemetery at the top. It’s a shot I could have posted, as I’ve visited numerous military cemeteries. The symmetry of thousands of headstones is something to behold. Viva Las Vegas! I liked the NY NY roller coaster when I was there. The Venetian had a museum display of 100 years of motorcycling and I liked the predator aquarium at Mandalay Bay. There’s more to do than just gamble.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Hi John, Yes, we don’t gamble much. Vince likes to play poker, but I like something in return for my money, and I don’t do well gambling. Have you been to the dam? There is so much to do there. We could go every few months – but we don’t. The only think I like to avoid there is summer! 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

      • Yes. I lived there MANY moons ago when I was MUCH younger. The city was much smaller and I could bike the perimeter , 30-40 miles, in the morning before it got hot. In a previous lifetime, I think.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Hi John, We considered it briefly. It is so expensive to buy anything there now. We have one very close friend who lives there, but would be super far from our kids, and I hate the heat. 🙂 But I love visiting. 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

  3. Wow Marsha – that ALOTTA symmetry!!! Some really fun examples – I especially liked the glitzy Las Vegas images. A perfect spot to find symmetry around every corner! Thanks for joining the fun this week.

    Liked by 2 people

Translate

Marsha

Marsha

Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

Personal Links

Verified Services

View Full Profile →

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

© Marsha Ingrao (aka Always Write) and Alwayswrite.blog.  All content of this website is the sole property of Marsha Ingrao. Please contact the owner for use of any image or text from this website.

Writer’s Quote Wednesdays

How to Link to a Challenge

8 Benefits of Photo Challenges

8 benefits of Challenges

For the Love of Challenges

Teacher Resources

Click to Get Early Childhood Teaching Resources
SS Logo
Sunday Stills Logo

Becky B’s Squares April – Bright

Cee’s Black & White Challenge

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge

Featured Blogger Award

Free Download

Use Canva to Create Social Media

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 16,554 other followers

Categories

Blogs I Follow

Archives

Blog Stats

  • 174,348 hits
This is Another Story

About life, fantasy, and everything in between

t r a v e l l e r

My book "an entity of CONTRADICTIONS." out now!

DASH N BLOG

Outlet of an Overactive Mind

Equinoxio

A Blog about magic, fiction and art

awifemyverse.wordpress.com/

A Wife, My Verse, and Every Little Thing

SPACE STORIES BY GIFT

explore space; discover stories beyond

Page 'n Pen

Read to live; Live to write

Hourglass Poetry

LETTERS to TIME PASSING

Churape's Dungeon and Stuff

Movie, TV, and Game Reviews

dawn2dawn photography

Tall Tales From The Field

Cognac Project

Healing CPTSD with Poetry and Photography

Micro of the Macro

Recognizing & appreciating our oneness with Nature

The59Club

Enjoying life and the empty nest while easing into retirement,

Retirementally Challenged

Navigating through my post-work world

BRASHLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

Photographing.... that one moment in time...

Myths of the Mirror

Life is make believe, fantasy given form

A Multitude of Musings

On the Way to Wholeness

XingfuMama

Exploring my world with pictures and words.

Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss

Welcome to the Anglo Swiss World

Katy Trail Creations

Creating Memories through Writing, Hobbies and Photos. And I play & teach 5-string banjo.

No Facilities

Random thoughts, life lessons, hopes and dreams

Oddments

In search of story

nbsmithblog...random digressions and musings

Haiku...short and sweet (or not so sweet)

Allusionary Assembly

The Writing of Kerry E.B. Black

Michaelsfishbowl

Looking at a Saturday crossword puzzle world with a Monday crossword puzzle mind

snapshotsincursive

Interesting stories about everyday moments.

eklastic

Refugees welcome - Flüchtlinge willkommen I am teaching German to refugees. Ich unterrichte geflüchtete Menschen in der deutschen Sprache. I am writing this blog in English and German because my friends speak English and German. Ich schreibe auf Deutsch und Englisch, weil meine Freunde Deutsch und Englisch sprechen.

%d bloggers like this: