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Nature’s Symmetry

Say the word “symmetry” and I immediately think of the glorious symmetry of nature.  In response to this week’s photography challenge, I give you these beautiful examples of symmetry.  Please enjoy!   Symmetry:  the quality of being made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis;  correct or pleasing proportion of…

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Happy Secret to Better Work

Time for a favorite TED talk.  This one is funny, but thought-provoking.  We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity. Hi.  I’m Chris.  I’m an introvert.  All of my postings tend to reflect my…

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Skewed Scale – Astoria Column

As a wide angle photographer, I can easily skew the scale of an object, making it appear larger than it is.  I love that effect.  So in response to the WordPress weekly photo challenge, here is my take on Scale.  The object in the center is the Astoria Column, a monument in Astoria, Oregon, USA. …

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Sharing My World – Week 5

Here is my contribution to Share Your World for this week.  (Scroll to the bottom for more info on SYW.) Do you prefer shopping or going to a park? I’m an introvert, so of course I prefer going to a park.  Unless the park were somewhere like Disneyland in the middle of the summer and…

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Seeing Time Backwards

I bought myself a present, a clock that makes sense to me.  I see the world a little differently than a lot of people do.  That’s not a philosophical statement.  It’s honestly how my head works.  I can’t tell time when looking at a normal clock.  The placement and movement of the hands get jumbled…

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Inside a Camera

Here’s one for all my photographer friends:  a video looking inside of a DSLR camera as a picture is taken.  It’s a fascinating explanation of shutter speeds, too.  Enjoy! Hi.  I’m Chris.  I’m an introvert.  All of my postings tend to reflect my introvert world in some way or another.  Join me and like minded…

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Depth in Wide Angle

“Depth”, this week’s WordPress photo challenge, reminded my of what I like best about doing wide angle photography.  I love the depth caused by the wide angle effect.  Some people call it distortion, but I like the exaggeration it gives.  Here’s a suspension bridge anchorage taken up close, which intensifies the wide angle effect: Look…