Three Spoons

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    @dailyshoot: 2010/03/09: Most of us enjoy some symmetry in our lives. Look around for it today and make a symmetrical photo. (via @melhutch) #ds114

    I was flailing around the house this morning trying to find some symmetry (my house is too messy for that kind of organization), and just on a whim I placed two wooden spoons on my cutting board, and then thought to slide number 3 in.

    I really like it now!

    I did not plan on having so many spoons, but when my friend did some tile work in my kitchen, behind the stove was a whole collection of them.

    dibytes, josie lynn richards, i4_1, and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. dr.coop 50 months ago | reply

      Nice find! Nice shot.

    2. konarheim 50 months ago | reply

      Perseverance and tenacity pay off big! Great shot - love the grains of the wood and the spoons. And yes 3! - The problem I sometimes have with symmetry is that it so often comes in even numbers when odd is more pleasing to the eye......

      Good solution.

    3. zenx13 50 months ago | reply

      Great shot - good work!

    4. dibytes 50 months ago | reply

      Really nice - I like the wood on wood!

    5. djlewis 50 months ago | reply

      Yep, the third one does the trick -- turns an ordinary shot into an extraordinary one. Different take on symmetry. (Also, a tad erotic. )

    6. i4_1 48 months ago | reply

      @konarheim - good point about symmetry.

      @cogdogblog - have used this in a blog post here:
      tl81.net/2010/05/eyes-open/
      Nothing special, just a note for myself and family.

      Is symmetry in uneven numbers called tesselation?

    7. cogdogblog 48 months ago | reply

      Thanks @bfchirpy - I have to say this is one of my own favorite photos, mainly because it was just an idea I did with barely thinking, and it turned out better than I visioned.

      I think tessellation is more about filling a space with a single shape, repeated
      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tessellation

      Symmetry here is not defined by the objects but the pattern they make- if your draw a line along the middle of the middle spoon, you have symmetry

    8. lelahwithanh 45 months ago | reply

      Lovely photo and great subject. I used this image on my blog today: lelahwithanh.blogspot.com/2010/07/count-and-de-clutter.html

      Thanks for sharing!
      -Lelah

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