As we start to wrap up the many concepts that encompass the design process, there is a very very important one that deserve a post all of its own. It is the Golden Section or Ratio.

The golden ratio is a mathematical constant that represents the relationship or ratio of one quantity and another one which is given a value of 1.6180339887. This ratio is found in everything and anything in nature like the nautilus shells, the buds of new ferns and even our own bodies.

As humans evolved and studied the surrounding nature, they found these relationships that could replicate in everything they designed from buildings to artifacts.

Many theorists, mathematicians, architects and artists {look for Fibonacci, Da Vinci, Euclid, Parthenon architecture, etc.} have talked about the importance of this concept in design. It is usually referred as the perfect proportion between two measurements in order to achieve perfect balance.

Once you learn how to set an photograph, image or any other design from the golden ratio perspective you'll find it everywhere and find how useful it is {all images were taken by me on trips to inspiring cities}.

Have a lovely day!

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Great photos!! xo, Julie

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Yes, it´s so interesting isn´t it - remember that I read about it years ago and was amazed by how clever it is! :-)

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Darling, this is so interesting! Thanks so much for sharing! Xo,

ReplyDeleteI had no idea about this! Thanks for the education...I appreciate your kind visit :)

ReplyDeleteOh my! Your photos are so lovely! I know I need to be better at composition. Math was never my strong suit, haha.

ReplyDeleteWow, never knew about this. Such great images to illustrate your point!

ReplyDeleteThis takes me wayyyy back to learning about the Fibonacci sequence in school. :) Throwback! :)

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Great post! and the images are gorgeous!

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Super super x

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