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05/06/2014 03:14:13 PM · #1
Have been reading about symmetry. (Which is the topic of no less than two current challenges!) Wikipedia offers quite a few definitions which I wasn't aware of until now. It's nice to be educated! :-)

//en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symmetry

Here's a small extract from the page.
Originally posted by Wikipedia:

Mathematical symmetry may be observed

* with respect to the passage of time;
* as a spatial relationship;
* through geometric transformations such as scaling, reflection, and rotation;
* through other kinds of functional transformations;[4] and
* as an aspect of abstract objects, theoretic models, language, music and even knowledge itself.[5][6]


Message edited by author 2014-05-06 15:34:47.
05/06/2014 03:15:52 PM · #2
Yeah, but can we use a reflection?
05/06/2014 03:18:52 PM · #3
Originally posted by LN13:

Yeah, but can we use a reflection?


Yes. But it's likely to get disqualified in the open challenge if you do :-)

The article suggests many alternative types which I hope might be useful for thinking out of the box in this challenge to avoid reflections.

Message edited by author 2014-05-06 15:35:13.
05/06/2014 06:00:05 PM · #4
A sunflower has circular symmetry.
05/06/2014 06:42:53 PM · #5
Personally, I'm a fan of what I call "incipient symmetry", which is about what it sounds like :-)
05/06/2014 07:10:55 PM · #6
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Personally, I'm a fan of what I call "incipient symmetry", which is about what it sounds like :-)

Something a strong antibiotic might clear up in a week or two? Sorry. I might need a picture and/or a definition you might give to a slow third grader.
05/07/2014 12:15:51 AM · #7
a dictionary is your friend, sir :-)
05/07/2014 01:59:56 AM · #8
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Personally, I'm a fan of what I call "incipient symmetry", which is about what it sounds like :-)

Lovely phrase! :-)
05/07/2014 07:12:20 AM · #9
This last week, even though I was DQ,I just could not get my mind wrapped around this subject at all. With the help of the awesome members here and taking their time and mentoring me, my light bulb finally came on. I just thought it was going to be just one of those things you are meant for it or you were not.

This is just a new art form of photography I have never been exposed to yet and it was extremely hard for me to understand something like this.

It is a great thing when I am trying so hard to understand something to wrap my brain around a idea or a concept and its finally learned correctly with the awesome members here. I feel that my expansion of knowledge like this and having it be a real challenge has just helped me become a better photographer.
05/07/2014 11:36:08 AM · #10
I just want to state the there are lots of lovely entries in the Symmetry Without Reflections challenge. I haven't seen such a challenge before. And all of them are quite different. Even the ones that share a subject or a general idea differ by so much in execution and style. Lovely.

Can't wait for the results.

05/07/2014 04:01:46 PM · #11
to me this challenge was an enjoyable experience.
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