In a discussion with Carol Jung,

one of the members of the Lamaist convent of Bhutia Busty, Lingdam Gomchen,

noted, “no one mandala is the same as an another”:

all are different because each is a projected image of the psychic condition of its author…

the mandala is a synthesis of a traditional structure plus free interpretation.*

pattern

A new post specifically created for this WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: patterns

*A Dictionary of Symbols

J.E. Cirlot

Trans: Jack Sage

This week’s photo challenge is guest hosted by Brian Cooney. Read on for more about this week’s theme and his photography tips!

Near and Far. We’re excited about this week’s photo challenge, near and far, and hope it inspires you to play with perspective, which can give sweeping images of beautiful locations more oomph and power. Perspective is what makes a flat two-dimensional image, such as a photograph, appear like it is three-dimensional. To create this effect, you can use features like diagonal lines, which converge within the frame and literally suck in the viewer.

sun flower
f 12.4, exp 1/60