“The universe is built on a plan the profound symmetry of which is somehow present in the inner structure of our intellect”, Paul Valery
Shillitoe Clan | Sony RX1 | http://www.richard.walls.com
To celebrate Polly’s dad’s 89th birthday we headed to the Yorkshire Dales to visit one of the familiar regular haunts, How Stean Gorge (http://www.howstean.co.uk). After a discussion over dinner about family likenesses the clam members spookily lined up almost symmetrically for the family portrait!
A hour later, at Scar House Reservoir, the stillness of the water created an almost perfect horizontal reflective symmetry …
… and framing the reservoir through the “portlets” in the dam created a vertical symmetry …
… and as the sun began to set, and dusk settled in, the reflections and hills created a balanced symmetrical composition.
Did the symmetrical Shillitoe group portrait subliminally influence the later shots, or is it that we’re all bound into the universe’s profound symmetrical plan … and any sense of freewill is simply an illusion?
I’ll let the philosophers take a stab at that!
Family portrait shot with the Sony RX1. All other shots taken with the Sigma Merrill DP3, using a tripod at ISO 100, the final shot is a stitched composition of 4 images.