The Golden Mean. Geometry for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.
Sometimes, when I look point my camera at something, an instinctive code in my brain fires up and I move the camera a little to the right, left, up, down, until the image “feels” right. It’s the golden mean in my heart. Then suddenly the camera rests in one place and my finger releases the shutter. And I have a feeling of natural balance, order and harmony.
Look at the first image. Turn it upside down, back to front. Imagine it over the next images, (I’ll start you of with a little grid over the first one), and then hold it in your little pink heart as you go out and look at the world.
“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty – a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show. The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.”
Thought about and written for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, Geometry.