Life is filled with patterns. Your job this month is to photograph them. You can emphasize them by filling the frame with a pattern to present the appearance of large numbers. Or be daring and break the pattern with a contrasting object or removing one of the repeating objects.
There are no other restrictions except that your image(s) MUST BE TAKEN DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST, 2013. I have noticed that some have used archived photos to satisfy an assignment (i.e. photos NOT taken during the month of the assignment). Using images taken prior to August of 2013 is NOT PERMITTED and will be deleted. Please honor the rules of the assignment.
As always, I emphasize “artistic”. Strive to be different; let your artistic juices flow when composing your image. Is the image you post for this assignment one you would be willing to frame and hang on your wall?? Please keep in mind that images will be selected based on image quality, subject matter, relevance to the assignment, and creativity just to name a few.
Also, over the course of the month, you may post no more than four (4) images. I want you to be discriminating in the selection of images you post for this assignment – PLEASE POST ONLY YOUR BEST SHOTS!!!
• Be imaginative and go for the unusual shot. After all, that’s what makes this fun!!! • Do not use a shot in your archive – the whole point of this exercise is that it is an assignment. • Submit only artistic shots. Naturally, we want to see your very best work with regard to subject matter and composition - translation – snapshots are not permitted. • Include shooting data, and ideally, please include your thinking behind the scene – what were you trying/hoping to capture, and did you succeed?
As discussed here, the top five images will be selected by the previous month’s winner and be included in a poll for members to vote for the winning photo. The winning image with be added to our new Monthly Challenge Winner’s Gallery.
I look forward to seeing how you fulfill this assignment!
#8. "RE: August, 2013 Assignment – Patterns" In response to Reply # 0
All bailed up and no where to go. Local farm field with a nice display of round shapes and horizontal lines Nikon D800, 24-120mm @ 46mm, ISO 100, f/20, 1/50, tripod Early evening sunlight. I tried several HDR 5 shot photos and like this one shot exposure better.
Its always important to remember that no matter where you're at, there you are.
#9. "Optical Illusion" In response to Reply # 0 Tue 20-Aug-13 02:34 PM by domer2760
Ann Arbor, US
This is a photo of microtiter tubes in an 8x12 array. The tubes were lit from below using cross-polarization to give the color. The tubes on the left side sometimes appear to be lying down and sometimes, they are standing up. This isn't Hogwarts so it must be an optical illusion.
D700, Nikkor 24-120 f/4 @120mm, f/8, 1/60 sec, ISO 200, 2 SB600 flashes, a linear polarizing film below the tubes and a circular polarizer on the lens.
#21. "RE: August, 2013 Assignment – Patterns" In response to Reply # 0
Perfect Cleavage. No not what you are thinking... These photos depict the three perfect cleavages of the mineral calcite, (CaCo3). This is a sphere about 6-inches diameter and was back-lit for the shot. There are diffraction glares in each photo if you look close. Enjoy.
#22. "Madrone growth and checking patterns" In response to Reply # 0 Sun 25-Aug-13 06:32 PM by D2Xstatic
We are processing many cords of firewood right now and this log end stood out. Madrone is a beautiful wood and burns soooo nicely in December. I googled patterns and got many ideas of different types of patterns, both organic and man-made. Too bad we can only post 4 shots. D700, VR24-120f4G, 105mm, ISO 200, 1/200s, f5
#28. "Mother of Pearl Jewelry Box - Double Exposure" In response to Reply # 0
Altamonte Spprings, US
Selected single frame, double-exposure to try to capture the intricate detail and overall beauty of this mother of pearl jewelry box. Each exposure is at different zoom and image position in frame. Lots of fun to experiment with. D300, 18-200VR, Aperture Priority, ISO 200, f5.6, 1/30s, WB fluorescent, tripod. PEARL JEWELRY BOX.
#29. "Ceramic Pitcher - Single Frame, Double Exposure" In response to Reply # 0
Altamonte Spprings, US
Selected single frame, double-exposure to capture the detail of the adornment pattern and overall form of this hand crafted ceramic pitcher from the NC hills. Each exposure is at different zoom and image position in frame. Lots of fun to experiment with. D300, 18-200VR, Aperture Priority, ISO 200, f5.3, 1/10s, WB cloudy, tripod.
#30. "Mother of Pearl Jewelry Box" In response to Reply # 0
Altamonte Spprings, US
Couldn't pass up the opportunity to capture the awesome pattern and colors of this mother of pearl jewelry box we brought back from Egypt. D300, 18-200VR @24mm, Aperture Priority, f4.5, 1/8s, ISO 1EV under 200, WB Flourescent.