Tag Archives: Patterns

Arches – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Unnatural patterns.

Each week, K’lee and Dale offer  prompts for us to consider as the latest challenge.  This week it was Dale with:

Unnatural patterns . . . this week I’d like you to find us some that are completely man-made and artificial.

So here is an interesting pattern made by taking this photo, which has interesting patterns on its own:

‘Arch’, Llanthony Priory, 2014.Arch

And then having a bit of a play with it:

‘Sky eye’, Llanthony Priory, 2014.Sky eye

And after a bit more playing:

‘Block’, Llanthony Priory, 2014.Block

Hmm I wonder if I can get that made up into material so I can make myself a waistcoat from it? Or event this one:

‘Offset’, Llanthony Priory, 2014.Offset


Human nature – Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Patterns

For this weeks Fun Foto Challenge Cee gives us the topic of ‘Patterns’.

It seems to be human nature to see patterns everywhere, and we go out of our way to create them, often shaping nature’s sometimes chaotic patterns into our own regimented patterns, so that they fit withing the synaptic patterns we wish to see.

So here are a few patterns made by human hands, and the patterns I see when I look at them.

‘Stokesay window’, Stokesay Castle, 2017.CFFCPattern

‘Window to oblivion’, Stokesay Castle, 2017.CFFCPattern2

‘Timber roof’, Stokesay Castle, 2017.

‘Unmade roof’, Stokesay Castle, 2017.CFFCPattern4

And given I have looked at patterns in architecture, I could not resist a quote from an architect –

Anytime I see an unusual combination of colors or patterns or texture, I buy it. – Peter Marino

My textile cupboard will affirm the above quote!


Repetition – Weekly Photo Challenge: Repeating Patterns

For this weeks challenge, Jen of Traveling at Wits End ask us:

Photograph Repeating Patterns
I worked on this compositional technique a lot when I first started trying to improve my photography skills. My eye will see repeating patterns, but only if the are really obvious. Once I started looking for repeating patterns, though they seem to be everywhere!

The world seems a random place at times, but look again, maybe it’s not as random as you first thought.

So here are a couple of photos from the archive:

The first two from Zennor church, Cornwall, 2014.



The third is of another Pipe organ at St. Grada, a church in Cornwall – 2014.  I had never edited this photo as it was slightly out of focus, but it works for this challenge.


And the fourth repetition, some architectural detail at Mumbles Pier – 2015. We were observing the rite of needing a cup of tea while out for the day, at the time.


And the fifth a photo I have used for a challenge before, scaffolding at Castle Drogo – 2015. On one of our many trips to Cornwall, we stopped in on the way.

Building angles

Well I could go on, because once you start looking repetition is everywhere.