FRAMES: Photo Challenge #76: Repetition

Repetition is a basic photography concept. Having one umbrella in the frame is great, but having 2 or 3 or even 7 not only really makes a statement of “hey, it’s raining, ” but suddenly those umbrellas become a pattern and patterns are visually pleasing to most people.

Patterns and repetition can be found everywhere around us: the ceiling tiles above my office desk, a row of soccer balls, a yard full of dandelions, windows of an apartment complex or a line of people waiting for the ferry.

For this next challenge, I want you to show me your best photo that showcases a repeating element, theme or pattern.

The possibilities are endless. So grab your camera and get snapping.

You can email your entries to mreid@kitsapsun.com or use the handy Upload Photo Challenge Pix
link at the right side of this page. Please make sure your real life name is somewhere in the upload fields or in your email to me.

Remember, I ENCOURAGE you to shoot the photo in the week that the challenge is assigned but of course will begrudgingly accept photos taken earlier this year.

Deadline for photos will be April 30th.

(yes I realize that is only 20 days instead of the usual 30ish but I refuse to ponder stand-outs while I am on vacation so deal with it. ;) )

Those chosen as “Stand-outs” will be published in the Kitsap Sun on May 11th.

 Here are a few photographs utilizing repetition from our archives to get you thinking:

The feet of sleeping commuters on the 6 a.m. auto ferry sailing from Seattle to Bremerton hang over the seats. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)
The feet of sleeping commuters on the 6 a.m. auto ferry sailing from Seattle to Bremerton hang over the seats. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)
Flock of Herons by Meegan M. Reid
Flock of Herons by Meegan M. Reid
Sunset Kayakers by Larry Steagall
Sunset Kayakers by Larry Steagall

"A Sea of Rubber Duckies" by Meegan M. Reid

Jim Deighan, of Bremerton, drifts in his kayak towards Bachmann Park in Manette on a clear, calm Wednesday. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)
Jim Deighan, of Bremerton, drifts in his kayak towards Bachmann Park in Manette on a clear, calm Wednesday. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)
A pair of herons fish along the shore at the boat launch on a rainy Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in Kingston. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
A pair of herons fish along the shore at the boat launch on a rainy Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in Kingston. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Clams sit in a bucket during a clam Bake at Point Julia. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Clams sit in a bucket during a clam Bake at Point Julia. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Mossy rocks frame kayakers in Port Gamble. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)
Mossy rocks frame kayakers in Port Gamble. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Junk Yard/WA/Desks/Knitting

Crew members of the USS Kentucky makes their way down Fourth Street for the Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, Wash. on Saturday, May 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid)
Crew members of the USS Kentucky makes their way down Fourth Street for the Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, Wash. on Saturday, May 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid)

Helpline-allyn crash scene

Greenhouse Flowers by Meegan M. Reid

Gull feed

Seagull Feeder by Larry Steagall

Rodeo

Rodeo Prayer by Meegan M. Reid

Brian Dodge of Poulsbo is engulfed by orange pumpkins as he waits for his bus at the Central Market in Poulsbo. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)
Brian Dodge of Poulsbo is engulfed by orange pumpkins as he waits for his bus at the Central Market in Poulsbo. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

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by Larry Steagall

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Fair Hats by Larry Steagall

Whaling Days

Parade Kids in Firehats by Meegan M. Reid

Seagulls perch on old dock pilings in Olalla.( MEEGAN M. REID |  KITSAP SUN)

Bret Erickson,second from the left, of team USA hits the target with a green puff of smoke, during the the competition  on  a very rainy day at the Men’s Trap Shooting competition at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. (LARRY STEAGALL |  KITSAP SUN)

Kaelen Korbel,2, of Silverdale jumps over the orange cones at the Silverdale Farmer’s Market. (LARRY STEAGALL  |  KITSAP SUN)

The color of fall brightens up a spider web full of morning dew.

(LARRY STEAGALL  |  KITSAP SUN)

Bremerton Korean Presbyterian Church member Moon Oh paints the church parking lot curbs yellow.

(Larry Steagall  | Kitsap Sun)