Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #116 – Symmetry

Patti is our host this week, and we are asked to think about symmetry. As she explains in her instructive and beautiful post, symmetry is, and have always been, pleasing to the human eye.

The header, as well as most of these images, are from Spain. Art and architecture here has its origin from many cultures including the Moorish. A fantastic blend.

A warm Barcelona night – we stumbled upon a motorcycle gathering
More Spain – Gaudí of course! A small church or chapel, not that well known.
Nature then? I cannot have a post without being natural in some way… Bilateral symmetry, (in biology) – ”a basic body plan in which the left and right sides of the organism can be divided into approximate mirror images of each other along the midline.”
Back in Spain again – A silent monastery walk
Cervantes looking down at his heroes, Don Quixote och Sancho Panza
Finishing off with one of my favorite floors – a wooden floor found in Copenhagen – man-made. Diagonal symmetry? Or I just made that up maybe… but, symmetry can also exist in many ways in the same object, work of art or image. I like the combinatory possibilities.

Thanks to all of you in our creative community for your support, enthusiasm, and creativity.  Let’s keep inspiring each other !  Next challenge, LAPC #117 will be hosted by Amy instead of me, October 3, 2020, so don’t forget to stop by her site and join the fun.

Until then, I wish you all a wonderful, creative week – and stay safe.

85 comments on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #116 – Symmetry

  1. I haven’t been to Spain either and have heard that it is exquisite. Now I know so because you captured some of the most beautiful places. I have to agree with most of your commenters, Ann-Christine that I love the monastery the best and the reflections the second best. But all are beautiful. I like the rays of light in the first picture. All in all beautiful choices. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. Love your photos as usual, and your definition of ‘bilateral symmetry’ in biology. Looking at my photos it seems that all living moving non-microscopic creatures have bilateral symmetry. Interesting discovery!

  3. Hi Leya,
    I think Sapin would be a wonderful place to visit. How fortunate that you were able to travel there. It’s on my bucket list, As a retired artist, I’m always fascinated by the work of other artists. Gaudi had an exhibit in a museum close to me. His work engulfed many of the mediums he created in and said so much about the man. Your Gaudi photo of the chapel expresses peacefulness. It’s my favorite along with the monastery walk photo. I attended high school in a monastery. It reflects the life the monks took a vow to uphold. Thank you for sharing your incredible experience with us. Have a great day … Be Safe
    Isadora 😎

  4. Wow, what a fantastic gallery, but I hadn’t expected anything. That wooden pavement at Charlottenborg Palace is something very special. That was a great day out. I think I will struggle with this .. symmetry isn’t my strongest access. *smile

    • Viveka…have you sent me something…..special the other day??? Oh my, I think that was the first real laughter for a week and a half. THANK YOU♥♥♥ You always do everything right, don’t you? ”Fingertoppskänsla” in Swedish. I am still laughing. It was my hat, wasn’t it – the one from Lodz…

      • I couldn’t recite when I saw it, thought at you straight away … there is a part missing on it. It didn’t come with it, but something goes with and I was in such a rush that I forgotten it completely. I knew it would at least bring a smile to you day. I was sure you was going to take off the bling on the hat … but you didn’t – GOOD for you .. as I said in Lodz, every one need a little bling-bling in her life .. now you have enough for 2-3 life. *laughing. My Sweetest Girlfriend, I would share my last cookie with you … any day, hopefully soon, we need it both.

  5. All of your photos are interesting, especially since I’ve never been to Spain, and you included several from there. But I’m really drawn to that wood floor. I’ve seen something like that, but for the life of me I can’t remember where. You photographed it well, so that the squares are on the diagonal. I like that!

  6. Gorgeous symmetry in every frame. I must confess I don’t often remember to look for symmetry. I must pay more attention to my surroundings. The motorcycle gathering looks awesome.

  7. I’m afraid I am going with the majority here in saying that the monastery walk is my favourite, but then I love cloisters and I love shadows. But all your photos are extremely beautiful examples of symmetry.

  8. I can’t pick a favorite, A-C. I hope you don’t mind that I like them all. 🙂 The one of the butterfly is just like things I saw so often outside our living room window in Illinois. I miss my butterfly bush.

    janet

  9. Great images one and all. I especially like the way you’ve used all different types of lighting situations, including night-time and the ones shot against the light are particularly effective.

  10. Exquisite as always Ann-Christine. I loved the Gaudi apse which is so much simpler than his famous Barcelona church but I think more elegant in its simplicity. Of all though, my favorite if the monastery walk. The light is glorious.

    • Thank you, Tina. Gaudí was a great master. And that monastery – I remember it so well, and its fabulous light. But, I am afraid I have totally forgotten where it is and its name! Terrible me.

  11. Your architectural symmetry shots are fabulous, AC! The floors are a great observation, too, something most of us wouldn’t have noticed. You’re right about the architecture in Spain. It is fabulous. Gaudi is a master of symmetry, isn’t he? I love that chapel he designed. Take care, AC. I hope you can take some beautiful walks in nature this week.

    • Thank you so much, glad you ejoyed them and the Spanish architecture! And the weather has been kind today, so I stayed outdoors the whole day. Hope you have nice weather too.

  12. Wonderful photos, Ann-Christine! Loving the colour of your featured photo and that small chapel, the monastery walk and that reflection of Don Quijote and Sancho Panza.

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