Weekend Photography Challenge #429 Patterns

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  • #399030

    Tersha
    Keymaster
  • #399042

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute – ‘The Cheese-Grater'.

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    • #399057

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Very cool Graham. Has a nice 3-D effect.

    • #399061

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Very nice Graham!

    • #399158

      Andre P.
      Participant

      Interesting pattern, and the B&W works well.

      • #400167

        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Thanks Dave, Bruce and Andre. Sorry for the late reply.

    • #399209

      Bobbie
      Participant

      This is intriguing Graham. I'm still trying to figure out what I'm looking at. Is this inside? Outside? 5th dimension?

    • #399217

      Anne Hornsby
      Participant

      Whoa! I'm dizzy looking at it.   I love this, Graham.  Agree the B&W works well.

    • #399341

      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      This is fun to look at! B&W works perfectly in this case 🙂

    • #399524

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Cool shot Graham, it sort of mesmerises!

      • #400168

        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Thanks Anne, Jasenka and Diane. Been a bit slack with my responses lately due to cherry-picking replies. No concentration levels due to about a month of continuous flu/virus crap.

    • #400026

      Mistyisle
      Participant

      Well, Diane says exactly what I would have said – it does mesmerise!

      In addition I will say that it is a “grate” shot (a feeble dad joke)

  • #399043

    Michael
    Participant

    This was in Key West, Florida.

    • #399062

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Really like the subtle colors!

    • #399157

      Andre P.
      Participant

      Nice composition and beautiful colours

    • #399210

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Beautiful colors Michael. Looks like an inviting place to be.

    • #399435

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Lovely soft weathered rustic charm. This could be part of a little house on a prairie 🙂

    • #399525

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Love it Michael, it has a lovely weathered look!

  • #399045

    davidc
    Participant

    Steelwork patterns. Runcorn's old bridge.

    Runcorn Bridge from Pickering Pastures-5 (5)

  • #399058

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    Old phone company building basking in the morning light. Wallowa Oregon.

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    • #399064

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Nice image, Dave!

    • #399437

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Nice pic but seems like an imprecise business name? ‘Telephone Co' or ‘Telephones' I would understand but just ‘Telephone' seems strange.

      • #399514

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Maybe there's only one in town and that's where it is.

  • #399065

    Bruce Gordon
    Participant

    Contrasts of swirls and straight lines, Smooth and sharp

  • #399073

    bucweeet
    Participant

    Stairway to the Stars

    Stairway to the Stars

     

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      LOVE!

      • #399220

        bucweeet
        Participant

        Thank you JenniRince!

         

    • #399189

      ElinL
      Participant

      Brilliant Paul !

    • #399218

      Anne Hornsby
      Participant

      Paul, did you add the blue color?   The yellow and blue really make the step swirl into a dramatic image with a feeling of movement.    Love it.

      • #399222

        bucweeet
        Participant

        Thanx Anne!  The blue is safety feature in the stairway that prevents people from falling off.  I removed some minor eye-snags in the corners and then saturated the colors slightly.  As well, I removed some minor eye-snags in the extreme corners.

        Although, I must admit, there were a couple of highlights on the floor that gave me the idea for the stars.  So I added a few more highlights as well as the vertical Big Dipper in the center.

  • #399102

    New Amsterdam building in New York City

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    New Amsterdam building in New York City

  • #399118

    Dorothy
    Participant

    I read this challenge and immediately this photo came to mind. (i took it way way back in 2005 but it has been one i have always loved. )  i stood around waiting until there was no one walking on the sidewalk so i could get all the shadows of the trees on the sidewalk and buildings and awnings. (i did take some with people but liked the empty walkway best)  i am currently working on improving my b&w so i took this and used silver efex for the first time (using a trial version) and if interested you can see it in the Shark Tank.

    sidewalk patterns f/5.6, 1/125 SS, 50 ISO

    • #399527

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      I like this Dorothy, love the shadow patterns, and the whole photo has a good feeling about it!

      • #399706

        Dorothy
        Participant

        Thanks Tersha:  I got some good advise in the ST on the b&w version, crop the bottom up to the tree shadow and enhance the shadows, will have to try same with the color version.  and thanks, i felt that when i took it. 🙂

  • #399123

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    Haven't had the energy to get out so made a new Pattern for a bumper sticker today and took a pic of it.

    • #399269

      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      This got me banned form the Wyoming through the Lens Photography Group, I'm so proud.

      • #399384

        Bruce Gordon
        Participant

        Lol

      • #399439

        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Banned? A bit over the top isn't it?

        • #399441

          Robert Apple
          Moderator

          Well some people think that the second amendment to the Constitution of the United States is a inappropriate political issue, versus a right given to the citizens of this country by its founders to allow it's people  to forever protect themselves from their own government in an effort  to insure the continuation of freedom in this nation.

  • #399150

    Andre P.
    Participant

    The Web

    • #399155

      Dorothy
      Participant

      Nice!

    • #399212

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Andre, the detail you caught is amazing and gives us a whole composed of multiple patterns.

  • #399153

    Andre P.
    Participant

    Fern

  • #399156

    Andre P.
    Participant

    (could't resist in posting another one)


    Autumn plowing

  • #399205

    ElinL
    Participant

    His Lordship

     

    A00A5738-Edit-1

     

    • #399214

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Elin, the first thing this reminded me of was a poster for a “Star Wars” movie (or something similar). The green gives off a hint of intimidation.

  • #399206

    chris pook
    Participant

    Her Ladyship… and a patterned shirt.

    Marwa

    (Loose, very loose, may I beg the audiences forgiveness. 😉 )

    It’s tough being back in the office, obviously. Grab shot of my Finance lady, yesterday.

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  • #399208

    chris pook
    Participant

    and, being a little greedy, The Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi;

    IMG_9810.jpg

  • #399219

    Anne Hornsby
    Participant

    Patterns become non-patterns as we move across the bridge

  • #399244

    LeanneC
    Participant

    Patterns made by Mother Nature:

    Ice Flower Fractals

    -ice flower fractals-

    Patterns made by humankind:

    Astoria-Megler Bridge

    -Astoria-Megler Bridge, longest truss bridge in N.A.-

  • #399268

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    A pattern Orville prayed would work.

  • #399272

    Ceiling dome, Westfield, Union Square. San Francisco

    P3300454

     

  • #399273

    The shed skin of a Jungle Carpet Python Hatchling.

    DSC04995

     

    • #399904

      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      This is a very educational shot for me, I've never seen the shed skin of a snake!

  • #399274

    Preston
    Participant

    You say patterns, I think tires

  • #399278

    Ed
    Participant

    I moved recently to a light industrial town in the middle of a swath of forestland populated by workers handy with tools.

    housing:

    IMG_2184

     

     

    wood:

    IMG_2190

     

    industry:

    https://flic.kr/p/IMG_2187

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  • #399297

    billyspad
    Participant

    Well ya cant be a real fotographa unless you take snaps that contain little, mean less and then convince yaself they are interesting. My example is entitled Windas and does it not make the viewer wonder what the peplab behind all that glass think of their enviroment? Nah did not make me think that either!

  • #399306

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    The Clairmont Jail
    A 2 cell almost hundred year old stucco building where you got a plank board bed and a cell. If you didn't piss off the guard you might get a pot to piss in. No heat no windows that opened, no mattress and no place for a guard to sit, left on your own you had plenty of bars bolts and locks.
    The Clairmont Jail

    • #399389

      Holly K
      Participant

      Wow, the stories that this building could tell.  I like the texture in this photo.

    • #399430

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Sounds like you know the place well Robert. Didn't think you were that old?

      • #399444

        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Never had the opportunity to stay in this particular establishment. But did do a little reading up on it as it is on the National Registry of Historic Places.

  • #399352

    Kent DuFault
    Participant

    Yellow Lines On The Road - Number One

    Yellow Line & Leaves

    • #399386

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Interesting shot! I almost see a word in the yellow paint…

    • #399431

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Ditto Bruce. A pleasing to the eye kind of shot.

      • #399769

        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        Thanks for the comment Graham. We are getting ready to move into a new house: a bigger house with more wall space for photos. I think I might get this blown up large and framed.

    • #399448

      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Looks like graffiti

       

    • #399477

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Nice contrasting colors and patterns. Another example of your unique eye Kent. Personally, I think it's an aisle for weddings in the insect community.

      • #399772

        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        LOL! That made me chuckle. A good abstract lets everyone see their own image. I'm thinking this one is working pretty well.

    • #399513

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Very nice abstract Kent. I see a tire tread. 🙂

      • #399773

        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        Awesome Dave! Thanks for the comment.

  • #399393

    Holly K
    Participant

    At the Playground

  • #399396

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Natural pattern of a pheasant feather ….

    pheasant feather

  • #399400

    Pat Garrett
    Participant

    On the wharf

  • #399445

    Click
    Participant

    Santa Barbara, California Solstice Parade

    Solstice Parade

  • #399446

    Click
    Participant

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin Museum of Art

    Milwaukee Art Museum

  • #399478

    Bobbie
    Participant

    I'm taking my cue from Leanne this week: nature-made and human-made

    Nature

  • #399479

    Bobbie
    Participant

    (I may be pushing things by calling this a pattern…)

    Human (mixed with a little bit of nature)

    • #399831

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Random pattern maybe? There's something quite pleasing about it Bobbie,

      • #399861

        Bobbie
        Participant

        Thanks for your comment Diane

  • #399529

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Manmade and nature together…

    box

    • #399804

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Smart idea Diane. The composition of the circular shapes on the linear background and the patterns going in different directions makes for an interesting composition.

    • #399949

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Very nice, and well conceived!

    • #400040

      Mistyisle
      Participant

      Well thought out and executed, Diane!

  • #399536

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    Shot using a CCTV Lens mounted on a Olympus Air, Vignette is purely the lens.

  • #399618

    Tom M
    Participant

    Stone Walled

     

    • #399774

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      NICE Tom! I really like this. What a wonderful use of monochrome color, shapes, textures, and patterns.

    • #399805

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Love the title Tom (and the image, for all the reasons Kent mentioned).

    • #399857

      Tom M
      Participant

      Thanks Kent & Bobbie…

       

  • #399622

    Tom M
    Participant

    Wood Chairs

     

    • #399803

      Bobbie
      Participant

      I like this Tom. Different patterns, different lines. It all makes me want to hear the stories and conversations these chairs heard.

      • #399916

        billyspad
        Participant

        Maybe the chairs chat to each other? Chair on left to chair on right “am I glad that fat guy has gone,he kept breaking wind all over me and telling those boring old jokes”. Chair on right reply ” if only folks knew what we have to put up with”.

  • #399833

    Ed
    Participant
  • #399858

    Tom M
    Participant

    Looks like a great place to sit with a beer and watch the sunset, Ed…

     

  • #400009

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    Pine Cone in a Ray of Light
    Pine Cone in a Ray of Light

    • #400038

      Mistyisle
      Participant

      Nice one, Robert – Imaginative!

    • #400109

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Love it Robert, beautiful textures.

  • #400010

    Ed
    Participant

    @TomM, the mid-Maine coast in the summer is heavenly and a constant photo op.  There are scores of B&B's, much Homarus americanus and, from this location — if your timing is right and you brought a sweater — you can watch the assembly of the parade of sail for the “grand sail parade on June 26th through picturesque Boothbay Harbor. Majestic windjammers come from up and down the coast to participate in this exciting early-season event.”

    https://sailmainecoast.com/plan-your-trip/special-events-2019/

  • #400035

    Mistyisle
    Participant

    Looking down at the QV Arcade, Sydney.

    • #400088

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      I like it Jim. Nice tonal range and use of shape.

    • #400110

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Really like the patterns and the symmetry Jim, plus it holds my attention.

  • #400102

    Brian A
    Participant

    <h5>The wind and erosion have made this wonderful patterned wall in Zion National Park, Utah.</h5>
    <h5>Wind Pattern</h5>

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