Thursday, April 19, 2012

52 on Fridays (16/52) Details



I remember the exact moment I truly embraced spirituality and an existence of a higher power. My math team peer, Laura, was giving a presentation on Pascal's Triangle at a competition and suddenly everything clicked. It wasn't that "the Devil is in the details" as the idiom suggests, but that, for me, God is in the small details all around us. The beautiful order and symmetry of nature are too well defined for me to feel it is all accidental.
The short movie Nature by Numbers by Cristobal Vila beautifully illustrates many of the relationships between mathematics and nature. The highly entertaining Vi (now a member of the Khan Academy team) can give you a quirky look at numbers that appear in plants. I will spare you the equations in this post and share a simple shell we found in our backyard. It's barely 1 cm diameter is dwarfed by my tiny 8 year old's hand. Somewhere in this picture I see God. I hope you find what you need today in the small details of your life, too.
Please visit Cris at Cris Stephens Photography to see more beautiful details in the world. While you are there, be sure to look at her other recent posts. Cris has been exploring light in the most amazing ways lately!

8 comments:

Renee Bonuccelli said...

Beautiful Tifani. I hope you are having a peaceful day. I love that your shell is perfectly imperfect:)

Chay Hastings Photography said...

Oh wow. What an awesome way to look at the things around you. I'll be looking out for these tiny reminders myself now. That last photo with the details in her had, and on that shell...just everything.... wow. Just, wow.

Jodie Carson said...

Wow! Love the math and details insight too.

Krista Lund said...

your post reminds me of the new show touch. have you seen it? great photos!

Kathy Guzman said...

So powerful! Love the images.

CrisStephens said...

Soooo beautiful. THat second shot is CRAAAAZY!

Jackie said...

Very inspiring and touching! Both photos are beautiful, I love that you captured all the details in the hand as well!

Leslie Maxwell said...

OMG that detail...is incredible! Please share what lens you used...lighting....etc??? I think we need more "photo" tips so we can all become better photographers. From our new friends....

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