Images Peter Sorensen Copyright 2002
My favourite formation of the year (so far); the
Double Dolphins that splashed into the East Field wheat August 12th.
I think the grace and simplicity of the design of the Dolphins is
exceptionally brilliant -- and nearly perfectly crafted. And although
unmistakably representational, the design is not overly literal, and
well within the tradition of the phenomena. I've selectively removed
tramlines to emphasize the Dolphins.
I have provided a small "diagram shot" that shows the elegant geometry
without perspective. I achieved this by stretching a shot in many subtle
ways (removing perspective is not a straightforward thing to do!), and
so it is by no means truly accurate -- so do not use it for geometric
analysis. (When I stopped constructing my black and white diagrams
several years ago, I began to make my video frame pictures as
perspective-free as possible. But a year ago I began to favour
perspective shots -- which look much more dynamic. But these Dolphins
should be seen diagrammatically.)
I noticed the central circle was laid with a cute little swirl set off
to one side -- so had to include a zoom shot of that!.
Report by Peter Sorensen