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Saturday, 15 June 2013

Spirals

Spiral Artwork, Made from Weathered Wood

This week I am going to try and do a photography post (only one little bit of knitting has slipped its way in). Spirals are important in both nature and mathematics, and art. I cannot give you much more information, but I do know there is something called the golden ratio, which is very important.  

This shell below was in the bathroom of our holiday cottage. It is real, and as huge as it looks.

Spiral Shell



Knitted Spiral Shells




I love this shot. The angles of the spiral are so beautiful. But I also really like the odd bits of human anatomy that have been caught. (I have another shot, which doesn't have any of the bits of hand, and although might be a better photograph technically, is not as exciting.) This was taken at The Monument in Pudding Lane, built to mark the spot where the Great Fire of London began.

27 comments:

  1. What a good idea to have a theme to link your photos. The pic of the monument is fabulous. I climbed those stairs back in 1991 :-)

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  2. Beautiful photography. What a subject! Spirals. Intriguing and we don't really know why, do we?!

    Here's my Saturday Snapshot!

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  3. Great selection of spiral shots! That staircase is phenomenal and a knitted seashell is just too cool!

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  4. Gorgeous shapes....I do love the shells, and the spiral from weathered wood is awesome! Thanks for sharing...and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

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  5. Spirals are great constructs. I love seeing them in flowers, artwork, and the beginning of the Yellow Brick Road!

    Joy's Book Blog

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  6. I read about the golden ratio as well, and thought it was fascinating, but I couldn't begin to try and explain it!I particularly like the wooden spiral. My Snapshot is http://goo.gl/9IGEs

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  7. Wow...gorgeous. THANKS.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Saturday Snapshot

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  8. I'm a little dizzy from all the spirals, but they great.

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  9. That's a lovely set of images. I love looking for patterns in everyday stuff. Thanks for sharing them.

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  10. I'm always enthralled with spirals, they are the best pattern for a calming effect, I think.

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  11. Fun photos! You have an observant eye.

    As a writer, I used to take random notes of people and places around me. One of the best ideas I heard was to look instead for themes. That helped me find focus and to stop feeling overwhelmed by the endless observations I could make. It also meant a place felt new each time I saw it.

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  12. I didn't notice the bits of the people on the stairs till you mentioned it - just shows how much I don't take in detail properly. Nice spirally woolly shell!

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  13. A great post! I love the spiral staircase shot!

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  14. Lovely photos. I do like that little knitted shell very clever.
    p.s. you guessed the wrong cottage!

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  15. The weathered wood spiral is very striking and I love your little knitted shell along with the ones you have shown in previous posts. hugs Mrs A.

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  16. It's incredible what beautiful things Mother Nature can produce. I love the colours in your knitted shell. It's so realistic xx

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  17. This is a fun post to read. Your seashell looks so "real". It's amazing.

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  18. Wow, love that art! Old wood has such character... Thanks for sharing on WTS...

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  19. Ooh, excellent spirals! I especially love the knitted shell.

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  20. That knitted spiral shell is my favorite! Thanks for linking up to the "Loves on a Thursday" Party!
    -Sarah from www.linleyhouse.com

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  21. Excellent photos. My I do LOVE the knitted shell. What perfect yarn!

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  22. I am also have a post with a spiral! Great minds.....

    http://bridgitsbell.blogspot.com/2013/06/garden-art-hearts-and-spirals.html

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  23. I have to inform you that spirals are also important in hop scotch. Very important. How do you figure out knitty things like spiral shells??? Still gaping.

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