04 Monday 04th January 2016
After the smoke cleared and our eyes adjusted to a more 2016-ish world, we looked back at the booze-stained perennial anticlimax that is New Year's Eve. As the pictures of the night were published, one in particular grabbed the public imagination. Taken by freelance news photographer Joel Goodman, it captured a moment in Manchester city centre where several events coincide; a man is restrained by police and a woman intervenes, another man drinks on the ground and a woman crosses the road. Enthralling stuff.
In a bout of overanalysis, some smart bods noticed that the image corresponded with The Golden Ratio. What this refers to is a mathematical ratio commonplace in nature, which has been used by artists like Da Vinci and ancient Greek architects to create well-balanced, satisfactory design. The viral popularity of the Manchester photo has resulted in a host of other images being examing through this ratio and, because we're hungry for the clicks, here's a bunch we've detailed too.
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