Symmetry & Human Psychology

But why are we attracted to symmetry?

Why do we human beings delight in seeing perfectly round planets through the lens of a telescope and six-sided snowflakes on a cold winter day?

The answer must be partly psychological.

I would claim that symmetry represents order, and we crave order in this strange universe we find ourselves in.

The search for symmetry, and the emotional pleasure we derive when we find it, must help us make sense of the the seasons and the reliability of friendships.

Symmetry is also economy.
Symmetry is simplicity.”
Alan Lightman (American physicist, writer, and social entrepreneur)

Nature is as uniform as variant ~Mahrukh

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Weekend 106: Autumn walk

A delayed post.

Sunday was a sunny autumn day and we did what was expected. We had been on a walk/hike, covered 12 km distance and climbed 600m above sea level. I used 867 calories on the walk. The data may or may not be 100% precise as I use fitbit but gave immense satisfaction. Figures are good when they are in favour. 😜

For those hours we did not have pandemic on our mind, a good change. On our way we met people of different age groups. On this tour our topic of discussion was hindustani classical music. To make our climbing easy we always choose a topic and discuss it. It worked like a miracle, we were not out of breath after covering 6 km in 90 minutes.

After the last chunck of steep hike we got a beautiful view. We rested on rocks and enjoyed it thoroughly, and yes we didn’t forget to write our names in the guest dairy.

The golden trees were not very close to the trail still I tried a golden close up shot.

The whole scenario was quite different when we hiked down hill. There were clouds and things looked so different. There was no chance of photography but I already had enough.

Jo’s Monday Walk

Dawn’s Festival of leaves: Week #2

Inspiration…

Inspiration : The process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.

To begin with –

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.~ Isaac Asimov

Next –

Be open to the amazing changes which are occurring in the field that interest you. ~Leigh Steinberg

Learning is an active process & I believe –

Everyone you will ever meet knows something that you don’t ~Bill Nye,
(science educator)

What inspiration means to me

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Under the Sun

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Arabian sea

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Ganpatipule, India

To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.~ Elliott Erwitt

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Jahaz mahal, Mandu fort, India

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Jahaz mahal, Mandu fort. India

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Jahaz mahal, Mandu fort, India

We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize. ~Thich Nhat Hanh.

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Amantea, South Italy

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Paris, France

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Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo, Japan

I agree with Amy’s point that as a tourist most of the time we have few minutes to caputre a scene under the sun. As a frequent traveller (pre covid 🤦‍♀️) I had faced similar situations and with restricted time in hand I have never said no to a tour to a wonderful place even though I know my limitations as a photographer. Visiting and enjoying places matter more than missing the chance for photo quality.

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For now stay safe and healthy.

Fred er løfte om fremtid…

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You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.                                                                         ~Max Ehrmann (Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life)

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Peace is a promise of the future!

The sculpture “Piece is a Promise of the Future” made by artist Håkon Anton Fagerås, from Bø in Telemark, Norway, was reveiled august 6th 2006. 60 years after the United States released the atomic bomb over Hiroshima.

The sculpture is intended to be easy to interpret, provident and symbolise Northern Norwegian optimism. By appealing towards kids, it symbolises playfullness, future life, survivability, and with association of the message from Hiroshima.

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When things change inside you, things change around you.~Unknown

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