Beauty consultants tell us that perfect facial symmetry is considered beautiful. We are not beautiful because we are symmetric. We are beautiful because we are created in image of God and every individual since creation is a completely unique combination of features, personality, skills, experiences, and ideas. What causes me to cry and pray is the realization that we will never see the face and share the lives of so many innocents killed by abortion and range of despots and dictators. Today, will we choose life or accept the inevitable death of so many? "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Do we?
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Symmetry in photography is another composition tool that will not only add balance to your photos but will also make them more intriguing for the viewer. Our eyes will often linger longer over a subject that seems at first to have something “different” about it, such as a subject that appears twice. On the other side of the coin( ! ), our eyes enjoy seeing a balanced photo where the two horizontal or vertical sides of a photo are the same.There are several ways you can interpret and photograph symmetry. You can take a photo of a pair of subjects; think, for example, of a portrait of twins or of two beach chairs next to each other. Or, you can use some type of reflection to create a “mirror” symmetry where you have two opposite views of the same subject. It is possible to photograph mirror symmetry (or balanced symmetry) without the help of a reflection. Think of standing in the middle of a bridge with the exact view on the left and right of you. And then there is also rotational symmetry, where the same pattern repeats itself in a circle, for example, the iris of an eye or the outer edge of a decorated plate. Explore the various types of symmetry in your photos this week, creative Framers, and make our viewers do a double take!