In this 13th (lucky 13!) episode of the Tuesday Photo Challenge, I’d like you to explore a direction that we haven’t taken thus far: in your photos highlight Patterns that you find in the world around you.
Everywhere we go, our brains find patterns in what we see, which allows us to be the highly functional human beings that we are on a daily basis! If we didn’t recognize patterns, but, rather, everything were new to us every day and every moment, we would be in a permanent state of confusion. Of course, I’d like you to take it a step further than mere quotidian observation… my challenge to you is to present the rest of us with patterns that we might not notice, if we walked by the scene.
When you keep in mind that photography is not only influenced by what you show, but very much by what you do not show in your image, I’m confident that you can come up with some patterns that we might not place right away.
As a little bit of inspiration to get you on your path to pattern fun, I’d like to share this image from February of 2009…
As my wife and I were walking along the beach, these ripples caught my eye, as their pattern was more akin to sea serpents working their way back to the water than your everyday beach view. If you allow your eyes to travel upward from the bottom of the image, you might notice that near the top, the pattern breaks up, as if the serpents are going under water.
For those who’d like to participate in this weekly challenge, the rules are the following:
- Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
- Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
- Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week
- Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!
I am looking forward to your creative entries this week to see what fences catch your eye!
This image was captured with a Canon EOS 1D Mk II with an EF 24-105mm f/5L lens. Exposure settings were 1/50 second, f/20 at 400 ISO..