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Wikipedia tells us that Geometry (Ancient Greek: γεωμετρία; geo- “earth”, -metron “measurement”) is a branch of mathematics concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space. Quintin Lake, who suggested this theme for the WordPress weekly photo challenge, says “This challenge is about the shapes and rhythms that make up the geometry of our world. Many photographs of any genre have an underlying sense of geometry, but I often like to make this the main subject of my work. I think it’s the most important aspect of a photograph’s success. This could be the patterns of the natural world up close and personal, or the rhythm of your local buildings.

Once you have found a good subject that contains an interesting geometry, try to crop tightly into the subject to make an unexpected composition. Your goal should be to create an abstract composition so the image is more about underlying shapes than a literal representation of the subject matter itself — by doing this you create art rather than a snapshot”.

Here are some of my geometrical photos:

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these 2 were taken in India

These were taken in Kuala Lumpur in the museum of Islamic Art

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this last one was taken in the Menara tower.

Of course there is geometry in the natural world too as seen in this cross section of a banana tree
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and a knowledge of geometry might come in useful if you wanted to make a loi krathong (a decoration created for the annual festival in Thailand when these wreaths, mounted on banana stem or polystyrene foam, are put into waterways or on to the sea to take away bad luck)

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Comments on: "WP weekly photo challenge: geometry" (5)

  1. The orangey flowers in the last photo, is it also named “Santan”? I remember playing and sucking out the juices in them when I was young 🙂 and that ceiling in Menara tower is love!

  2. vastlycurious.com said:

    This was very entertaining! Thank you!

  3. Your geometrical images are prefect for this week photo challenge 🙂

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