Lens-Artists #116: Symmetry

For this photo challenge Patti has asked us to explore symmetry in our images.

The image above is an example of vertical symmetry. The road divides the image vertically so the branches appear to meet above the middle of the road and the trees appear to be exactly the same on both sides.

These images show how vertical symmetry can be used in architecture. The designers of St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland used symmetry both inside (left photo) and outside (right photo.

Black Swallowtail Butterfly

The butterfly is an example of vertical symmetry found in nature. The left and right wings seem to be mirror images of each other.

Horizontal symmetry is illustrated in this image of a tree and it’s reflection in a foggy lake.

Cabbage Palm
Seashell symmetry

I often see radial symmetry in nature. Palm fronds on a palm tree and seashells are both good examples

Thanks to Patti for this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #116: Symmetry.