Pi Day

Being that, in general, my family is a collection of total nerds, and my youngest daughter is specifically a math nerd, we have celebrated Pi Day for as long as I can remember.

Pi is the the Greek number that represents the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.  The actual calculation gives a number that is infinite and without repetition beyond its decimal point.  Most of us know Pi as simply 3.14.  Since we are in the third month of the year and this is its fourteenth day, today is Pi Day, 3/14.

If you are not a math nerd, just think about circles and lines today.  That’s close enough to circumference and diameter.  Can you find a place where there is an interesting juxtaposition of lines and circles?

If you’d like to take this challenge a little further…

As photographers we often look for pattern and repetition to create interest in an image.  Since the number Pi contains no pattern of repetition, can you find random lines and circles to photograph?  What makes their randomness interesting?  What are the challenges in composing such a photo?

How do you feel about lack of perceived order?

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