Hands

Jude, over at Travel Words, has challenged us in February to focus on photography involving patterns. This last week in February she has asked us to use pattern as background for a more substantial subject. The challenge in composing the shot, of course, is to let the patterned background enhance the photo, rather than compete with it or overshadow it. Below is a photo of a friend knitting. I wanted to focus on her hands, with her shirt as the background pattern.

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Posted for Jude’s 2020 Photo Challenge #8: February’s theme / technique: Being Creative with Patterns. 

Nature’s Patterns #1

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This week’s assignment is to use a pattern as a background for a more substantial subject. Hopefully I have managed that with this macro. The bright red of the petals should not overtake the photo. They should instead, first catch the viewer’s attention, and then lead the eye inwards to the main (more substantial) photographic subject of the black and yellow center of the flower.

Posted for Jude’s 2020 Photo Challenge #8: February’s Theme/ Technique – Being Creative with Patterns.

Patterns

It’s not a surprise that patterns exist in construction. If they didn’t, you couldn’t support a roof, or build a staircase, or have walls. But watching a building in the process of being constructed helps you realize just how many patterns there are. How many patterns can you see on this rainy day?

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Posted for Jude’s 2020 Photo Challenge #5: February’s theme / technique: Being Creative with Patterns.