WPC: By the Numbers

Life is full of contradictions.  I’m a “word” person who can remember statistics and a string of credit card numbers.  But at the same time, I struggled through high school math.  So, when I saw this week’s photo challenge, I was certain that I wouldn’t find many photos that featured numbers.  To my surprise, there were a few.  Here’s my “numbers” collection, shot over the years in Savannah, Georgia, Holland, Michigan, and San Francisco.  In each image, numbers predominate.  The shots were post-processed in Photoshop and then I applied Topaz or Nik filters.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. ~Voltaire
Savannah Hero, Shot with a Canon 40D.

The Fallen Hero, Savannah, Georgia.  Shot with a Canon 40D.

In numbers warmly pure and sweetly strong.~William Collins
Early Morning Sail, Holland, Michigan. Shot with a Canon 70D.

Early Morning Sail, Holland, Michigan. Shot with a Canon 70D.  Topaz HDR Filter.

Numbers have life; they’re not just symbols on paper.~Shakuntala Devi

San Francisco Doorway # 3636 & 1898. Shot with a Canon 40D

San Francisco Doorway # 3636 & 1893. Shot with a Canon 40D

Are you a “numbers” person or a “word” person?  Are you counting the days until your summer vacation or another special event?

Have a great week, everyone!

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  1. Although I am a word person, I am better with numbers than word people are supposed to be hah. That’s how I have gotten stuck working a lot with numbers at work. I test well in math on standardized tests, but don’t ask me how I did the work. I have no idea and don’t know anything at all about math. LOVE the photos, Patti!

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    • Interesting, Luanne. We are very similar in terms of testing well in math, even though it doesn’t make sense! 🙂 So glad you enjoyed the photos. Have a great weekend. (I’m thinking ahead.)

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  2. I am both, a numbers and a word person. I do 90% of my sums in my head. Unless there are more than 6-8 sets of calculations, I do it in my head. It is too tedious to go and get a calculator. Also, I keep all my appointments in my head. Too much of a pain putting them into a smart phone! I input an appointment when I have an appointment at an unfamiliar address. Then, I need the GPS

    I have to start working on Field Marshall Sam Maneckshaw… Trailblazer

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  3. Sums in your head. Impressive. I am losing that ability because I don’t do it often enough. I admire your ability to keep your calendar in your mind too. I am hopeless when it comes to dates and directions and rely on my electronic “friends.” Looking forward to your next trailblazer. I’ve got to work on mine too.

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  4. So, do you want to “equalize” your left brain and right brain skills? I guess that’s why I admire architects so much–because they use both parts of the brain. 🙂

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