George was absolutely correct with his suggestion that the photographic subject I was referring to in my previous post was flowers. I think that a lot of what we find beautiful in flowers, and plants generally, is often derived from mathematical relationships evident in their structure. I’m fascinated by the appearance of math in nature and am often compelled to photograph it. I’ll post a few examples over the next few days.
I found this cluster of plants clinging to a sea cliff in Madeira. I have no idea of their identification so do say if you recognize them. They exhibit very well the common appearance of Fibonacci sequences in plants: the number of clockwise and anti-clockwise spirals are paired numbers in the Fibonacci sequence. In the larger of the plants in this image, the sequential pair is 3 and 5.
In the next post, I’ll demonstrate how the ratio between these numbers has a direct relationship with a device (some might say crutch) we often use in photography.