Monday, April 20, 2009

Pure Gold

Randomly stumbling around the internets, I found a blog entry from photographer
Jake Garn
reflecting on the Golden Ratio (aka Golden Mean, Divine Proportion) vs The Rule of Thirds. He points out how the Rule of Thirds, used by so many, is actually just a lazy man/woman's Golden Ratio. The reason being that the former approaches but isn't quite the latter. When things align with nature's very own rule, there's something undeniably "right" about it whereas the rule of thirds is a visual approximation. He then demonstrates some happy accidents in his own work to demonstrate that as one searches for beauty and whatnot, we unconsciously, perhaps instinctively, approximate the natural appeal of the Golden Ratio ourselves.

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