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 email@example.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:
Greenhouse Flowers by Meegan M. Reid
Seagull Feeder by Larry Steagall
Rodeo Prayer by Meegan M. Reid
by Larry Steagall
Fair Hats by Larry Steagall
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)