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    Posted: 23 November 2008 at 10:10
Composition assignment No 4 - Pattern

Pattern is associated with order. We are sensitive to subtle changes in pattern and can gain extra information from those changes (for instance distance as a pattern gets smaller). Often our attention is drawn to disturbances in pattern.   

Assignment: Take a shot featuring a repeated pattern.

This is one of a series of composition-based mini-assignments.

The idea of these assignments is to think along compositional lines, experiment, and learn from each other. An index of other assignments in the same series can be found here.

You can tackle the composition assignments in any order you like you don't pass or fail with these assignments - you just share your take on the assignment's theme with fellow Dyxumers (although the mod/admin team may highlight shots that we think show an exceptionally good interpretation of the theme).

We would prefer for the shots posted to be new and shot specifically with the assignment in mind.

We hope that members will take time to study pictures posted and supply helpful critique in the threads. 'Nice shot' postings are fine, but we may need to purge them out from time-to-time as part of housekeeping on the assignments.

If you like a shot you see posted, try to think through what it is that you like about it and share that with the poster and others that way we all learn.

You can either submit a single picture for the assignment or a small series (please try to limit to less than 4 at a time as any more makes it difficult for people to comment on). There is no set limit to the number of times you can attempt a particular challenge.

 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 November 2008 at 00:37
I wasn't sure for this one if I was doing silhouette or pattern... but I think it fits pattern best...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 December 2008 at 21:00
One of my Week 50 outtakes:


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 December 2008 at 21:43
Bob & Jan....both .
Lazarus Long said "If it can't be expressed in figures, it's not science. It's opinion." Comments I leave are only my opinions. Feel free to disagree; your opinion is as valid as mine.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 December 2008 at 00:21
Wodan,
I really the simplicity, DOF and angle.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 December 2008 at 19:17
One that could have been in DPC70:


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 December 2008 at 18:26
Today I found these trees and their shadows on the brick wall.

Brick Wall Tree Pattern

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 December 2008 at 03:05
When it's this grey out, all there is is pattern.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2009 at 15:43
Lazarus Long said "If it can't be expressed in figures, it's not science. It's opinion." Comments I leave are only my opinions. Feel free to disagree; your opinion is as valid as mine.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 January 2009 at 01:33

Pattern of stitches on a pair of Vans trainers
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 March 2009 at 21:50
These are from the Getty Center -- a museum also known for its architecture. It's a great place for finding patterns.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 April 2009 at 16:47
EP1121: i don't think your shots fully qualify as pattern photos.. i can definately see the patterns in your pictures but they don't feel like the subject, instead they are rather secondary details within the architectural compositions.

the first one is closer to the mark, but it misses because the columns, seats and all details converge very sharply with a narrow angle. so much that it's hard to figure if it was your intention to capture the pattern or it just turned out by chance.

the second one is too focused around the gate and the pathway to it. the columns provide a nice natural border to the gate. once again their pattern is overshadowed by the strong symmetry that directly leads the eye into the gate which is in the dead center.

i hope you won't feel bad after reading this, i'm doing my best to give constructive criticism without being mean. I'm not a native speaker of english so sometimes i might not succeed, in that case don't take me wrong please!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 April 2009 at 06:26
@ Turerkan - No worries. The assignment was "take a shot featuring a repeated pattern". I guess I misunderstood the idea, because I didn't think that we were only supposed to show shots that are obviously about a pattern. I thought that we we could also show shots where we use patterns as part of the composition.

I agree that the patterns in my 2 shots above are not the main subject -- they are details in the architectural compositions. But I did try to take the shots for the assignment. Anyway, I tried again. Hopefully this is closer to the actual intent of the assignment.

Some shadows on concrete.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 April 2009 at 07:51
this is a hypnotizing!.. are you trying to persua.... YES MASTER
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this time it's right:) i wonder how this shadow happened really..
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