Day 7: Chapel of the Chimes & Mountain View Cemetary

This is one of my favorite places in Oakland and I go there to take pictures often.  Here are some of the shots I took looking through the lens of “Patterns in Nature”.

The leaky faucet in this pool makes perfectly concentric circles in the water.

Ring Pool: The leaky faucet in this pool makes perfectly concentric circles in the water on top of a chaotic tessellation.

This plant caught my eye as a perfect example of iterative, self-similar design.  The wirey stem makes the better very clear.

Wired Foliage: This plant caught my eye as a perfect example of iterative, self-similar design. The wiry stem makes the pattern very clear.

The lighting in the Chapel of the Chimes is beautiful and sets the scene for this lone flower.

Flower in Mourning: The lighting in the Chapel of the Chimes is beautiful and sets the scene for this lone flower.

I LOVE this shot and I think it is one of my favorites so far.  The bend in the leaf around the major veins creates intersting color and focal changes.  Within the center section, the veins also create a pattern very reminiscent to Hilbert's Space-Filling Curve (below).  Nature uses these types of fractal shapes to fill space as efficiently as possible.

Space-Filling Leaf: I LOVE this shot and I think it is one of my favorites so far. The bend in the leaf around the major veins creates intersting color and focal changes. Within the center section, the veins also create a pattern very reminiscent to Hilbert’s Space-Filling Curve (above in red). Nature uses these types of fractal shapes to fill space as efficiently as possible.

Tree

Tree: Sometimes it is nice to remind ourselves that the most visible and perhaps definitive example of a natural fractal is a tree.  Looking up into this one, I can see the overlapping layers that form a beautiful and regular, yet fractal pattern.

5 is the magic number for this plant.  How many places can you find 5?

Five Fingers: 5 is the magic number for this plant. How many places can you find 5?  This reminded me of the hand fractal below it.

Summit:  These are the brave souls that made it to the summit of Mountain View Cemetary.  They were rewarded with this incredible panoramic view of the Bay Area.

Summit: These are the brave souls that made it to the summit of Mountain View Cemetary. They were rewarded with this incredible panoramic view of the Bay Area.

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    David Chan said,

    i make it yes


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