Friday, October 22, 2010

FSO - Patterns

Thanks, Doreen, for the great interpretation of today’s topic.  I particularly like these two sentences:  “Patterns, both natural and man-made, bring a sense of visual rhythm and harmony to photographs that, like a series of repeating notes in a melody, capture the imagination.”   and “Patterns appear whenever strong graphic elements—lines, colors, shapes, or forms—repeat themselves. "

As you know, I’m a rural person so most of the patterns I see in my day to day life are seen in a rural setting.  I see standard patterns and varied patterns. 

standard visitthecalves

There’s no such thing as a standard cow shed although a lot of them follow a similar pattern

cowshed

Simple patterns are all around me:

trees b & w

 rushes

Each flower has its own pattern but I loved what I saw when I superimposed roses over orchids.   (Way out pattern!)

superimposed

Although its hard to beat the simple beauty of a single species:

flowers  A couple more simple patterns:

fence

chris blanket

Of course, all patterns we see are from our own perspective, call it one eyed if you like:cropped eye

Thanks to Gordon for the topic.  To see lots of imaginative patterns, just pop over here.

15 comments:

  1. I always enjoy seeing your landscape through your eyes, and it is lovely, it really is. The fences, hedgerows, and animals all give me a good glimpse into where you live. Thanks Pauline.

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  2. the eye shot is great - I tried getting my sister's cat's chocolate swirls but they kept blurring. love it.

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  3. A sure case of less is more, I love the cows eye. Nicely cleaned up as well.

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  4. A lovely collection of patterns!I love the railing by the hedge best.

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  5. Do your cows have their own names? and when they come for milking, they have a particular/pattern?

    GReat selection of rura; photo, a joy for an urbanite.

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  6. Oh come on Pauline 'Call it one eyed'. Oh dear!

    I must say that I admire the patterns you and Chris come up with as in Chris's blanket.

    But my favourite photo is the fence. It appeals to me.

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  7. Super selections for todays theme. It's always so interesting to see the different interpretations from everyone. The pattern around the eye is a really unique double view...one from your view and one from the animal eye view!

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  8. Ooooh...roses over orchids!! Nice! And the fence takes my eye into the distance.

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  9. For sure Pauline a lot of pattern in the building and in nature. Great post.
    QMM

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  10. I love the black and white trees and the one right after it. Great shoot out!!

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  11. I like the patterns in nature best of all.

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  12. Love the cow's eye, and your picture of those trees is stunning!

    Cheers
    Sarah-Paige
    Nitty Gritty Patterns

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  13. many great patterns. It is fun seeing every week how differently everyone interprets the theme. love the pattern on the cow and the hedge row. like B&B said, takes my eye way off into the distance.

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