10 May 2013
Let me know which you prefer and why.
Pattern is the theme of WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. How delicious!!!!
Our visual landscape is stacked with lines that cross, colors creating shapes, positive spaces, negative spaces, light showing unforeseen angles–gems that bring a rhythm to what seems chaos and vice versus.
Once we focus, really give pause to our surroundings, patterns pop instantly and mesmerize as well as tranquillize. Patterns are repetitions of a simple or complex design, which add zest to our visual field.
We stumble over them in everyday living. We seek them for their artistic pull. We find them in the oddest places and the most common.
They entertain. They delude. They trick. They calm. They agitate. They fool.
They fixate our attention. They play with our sense of reality.
In the Lens section are two photographs that I took last week. As I passed a parking garage, I was lured by the light and shadows that created patterns everywhere.
In truth, I cannot imagine a world devoid of patterns. They are a constant source of play with my imagination, and hope for variations that stun my sensibilities.
Note: As always I welcome comments about this post or any part of my blog.
Wonderful composition in both genres~
Patterns are omnipresent and certainly do inspire. Thanks.
Mmmmm, interesting stuff! I like watching patterns too.
Yes, patterns help to define our days.
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I love that you were just walking by and stopped at a parking garage of all things! Well done, great eye.
Thanks, I felt particularly fortunate to catch the divine light.
Love love the pattern….
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Nice use of B&W + shadows. Very well done.
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Great pictures with a great text! 🙂
I really enjoyed looking and reading. Thank you.
Thanks, patterns are a treasure trove of our visual landscape.
Wonderfully seen and captured. I love the play between light and shadow as well with geometric forms. My favourite is the first picture, for me it holds more secrets and mysteries.
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Excellent pattern, shadow, and light Sally. Very well done!
Jeff, many thanks.
Beautiful! The shadows and B and W effect added a rich texture.
Thanks, and hope that your family and you are enjoying the weekend.
The first one has a more complex composition, given the way the grate created its own light pattern on the column below. So yup, that’s where my vote goes to.
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I like them and have been long fascinated by our human obsession with pattern.
Geoff, thanks, and yes, our draw to the geometry of our surroundings is part of what shapes us.
Hard to decide but I guess #1 based on composition, full frame and lighting !
Seems to be the consensus. Thanks.
I like that the first shot is offset with more black space, creates more of a contrast and balance to the photo 😉
Thank you, it’s nice to see things in a different way.
The first photo is the one I like best. Mostly because I like patterns to be soothing and that is how the patterns in the first photo appear to me. The stairs make me feel mildly dizzy. But, I agree, it is wonderful that we have such a plethora of patterns in our world.
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I really like the first photo. It reminds me of some places that I have worked in the past.
I hope that it was a good memory. Thanks.
It was a good memory. By the way, your second photo also rocks!
Thank you so much.
These are great pictures! X
I like the second one. They are both good but the second one seems more adventurous!
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The first one. The eye gently moves from one image to another, and I like the mood of the first one.
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Eeeek! As usual I just love them both! Great shots.
Jo, thanks, and have a good weekend.
I like most the staircase. The mix of textures in the patterns is richer and plays more with depth. 🙂
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The first. You can re-orient it counterclockwise and it would look just as powerful. Your control of contrast and composition makes it easy to see something more than the obvious.
Thanks, the patterns were brought out by the surge of afternoon light.
I love the light and dark patterns in both photos but have to say the first is my favorite. The angle of the second one makes me feel a little dizzy… it captured my attention though. 🙂
Thanks, enjoy the weekend.
Steve, thanks, I could not help myself. The light was playing with me.