Thursday, February 4, 2010

Friday Shoot Out: Circles

I loved this week's FSO assignment.  The idea of circles came from Kerry at http://eddyandreuben.blogspot.com/.  What I loved about it is that I have always thought of the circle as a sacred shape.  It ends where it begins and the center can be intersected an infinite number of times.  Also, it is perfectly symmetrical.  It is the basic shape of the mandala.  Mandalas are these beautiful spiritual designs and I talk about them more in my posts http://spiritsoflena.blogspot.com/2009/02/soul-of-whole.html and http://spiritsoflena.blogspot.com/2009/06/mandala-mania.html

The above picture is from my archive taken in Washington DC at one of the Smithsonian museums.  The rest of the shots were taken this week, but I included this one since it fit the assignment so well.

 I took this picture of a somewhat circular patch of snow in anticipation of the huge Noreaster that is supposed to hit NJ tomorrow afternoon.  Some are saying 9 inches, some are saying 2 feet--we shall see!

This is a railroad crossing sign near my house.
I take Tuckahoe Road to work every morning.  They have been doing some sort of construction on the road involving cutting down trees, and the trunks on the ground made interesting circles.
These last three shots were taken on my balcony.  These are my windchimes.  I obviously love celestial designs!  They all happen to be somewhat circular, which again is another reason I love the circle!

I hope you enjoyed!

17 comments:

  1. Yes I did like that. Truly circles are symbol of sacredness. The never ending circle of life.
    QMM

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  2. What wonderful circles. Love your windchimes!!
    The picture of the railroad crossing sign is quite interesting, it almost looks like something you'd find on an indie album cover.

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  3. There is something sacred about the circle and I think it shows up that way in many different cultures. It's one of the few geometric shapes that is commonly found in nature. Your shot from the Smithsonian is wonderful, and I found the eerie rr crossing photo to be quite mysterious. I'm so glad you enjoyed this theme!

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  4. Cool cool cool views of roundness over here! I know what you mean about the snow...as it melts somewhat evenly it does resemble a circle!

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  5. The sacred aspect did not even dawn on me - maybe I'm slower than usual this week. I love that first shot. And your wind chimes!

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  6. The windchimes would have also been good when we did "Sounds" ... when the wind blows you must be surROUNDed by music.

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  7. There is something sacred and (as Mark pointed out in his blog) very feminine about the circle. I loved the variety of subject matter in your post. Truly circles are everywhere, if we just know how to look.

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  8. Your first photo is my favorite but I also really like your wind chimes.

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  9. ou reminded me of the Smithsonian museums. 16 years ago, my husband went for a Conference from Singapore. We went as a family and had a great time at the Smithsonian museums.

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  10. I loved your circles, (and Marks comment made me laugh - isn't he adorable?) I never thought of circles being sacrid or feminine but ofcourse they are - no wonder we love them so much. this was a great post.

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  11. love the RR sign pic. I don't know what it is about it, just keeps my attention. great post!!

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  12. Love that first shot! Nice post.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    --Harold
    myworldthruthelens.blogspot.com

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  13. Really like your windchimes, and it reminds me that I need to get more for my patio!

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  14. I like your celestial designs too.

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  15. cool post - I could tell you really enjoyed this theme! I can't pick a favorite...they are all fantastic!

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