Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

A pattern, apart from the term’s use to mean “Template”, is a discernible regularity in the world or in a man-made design. As such, the elements of a pattern repeat in a predictable manner.

Soviet War Memorial, Berlin

In this photograph I particularly like the pattern of the tiled paving stones which leads you to the main monument. Taken as the sun was starting to set the gold writing is highlighted against the block patterns of the stone which make up the columns

Some patterns may only be observed by analysis such as abstract patterns in science, mathematics, or even language.

Nature is always creating patterns which are often chaotic, never exactly repeating, and often involve fractals.

Digital Art, blending the Tiger into the Jungle

The tigers camouflage, utilizes, stripes, light and dark areas to blend in with it’s natural environment.

Patterns in the sand left by the receding tide, create spirals, meanders and waves.

Talacre Beach and the Abandoned Lighthouse

In art and architecture, decorations or visual motifs may be combined and repeated to form patterns designed to have a chosen effect on the viewer.

Gloucester Cathedral Cloisters

Here in Gloucester Cathedral Cloisters there are repeating patterns in the stained glass windows, the carved stone, even the floor has a pattern.

My favourite pattern is the action of the waves on the beach. What is yours?


34 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

  1. Mike, these are all such fine examples but if I must choose, 🙂 then I like Gloucester Cathedral Cloisters. Exceeding beautiful in my eyes. If there is a second choice then the lighthouse beach since it is a beautful nature and landscape capture.


    1. I like the cloisters as well, Yvonne. I had a great day there and would like to go back with my new wide angle lens. I like the lighthouse as well mainly because its local and its my subject for testing techniques….


      1. All your landscapes and the indoor scenes as well are wonderful and it’s hard to see in what manner you can imporove on the cathedral. But I know that very serious photographer needs a good wide angle lens in their camera gear.


        1. Since I fitted the wide angle, Yvonne, it’s never been off the camera, except for cleaning. Spend an hour on the shore and you definitely need to make sure there’s no sand or salt on your gear.

          I have a strict routine when I get back. Clean the legs of the tripod first to get salt water and sand off. Then use a blower to get the sand off of the camera, lens and camera bag. Remove the filter from the front of the lens and clean it to get salt spray off, air blow the front of the lens, fit the filter again. Clean the viewfinder and the rear screen for salt spray as well. Finally empty camera bag an suck up any sand with a vacuum cleaner.

          I never change lenses on the beach.


          1. You photos prove to me that you are meticulous with not just what and how you photograph but in all aspects of what it takes to be a top notch photographer.

            If you did not take such care with your camera gear you would soon be out of equipment. The photos that you produce are well worth all the extra effort.

            I imagine that all that cleaning gets a bit tiring but maybe not for you. i think you put every ounce of your being into your photography and it clearly shows.

            Speaking of shows. Have you exhibited any of your work for the public to admire?


  2. Beautiful Mike! The tiger shot is really neat. Did you put it there in post-processing? Your title implies it but I wasn’t sure.


    1. Hi Tina, the jungle scene was from a hot house, the tiger from a zoo. I blended them together to get the final image. At one time I used to do a lot of digital art, blending photographs seamlessly together


  3. Whoa… that tiger! Makes me want to scream out “Go get ’em Tiger!” awesome pics, love the lighthouse in low tide!


  4. Mike – Love these! I especially love the patterns in the sand since I absolutely love lighthouses! So excited to see that one.


  5. Fascinating array of images, Mike … I particularly like the shot blending the tiger into the jungle … the light, the patterns


  6. You are an amazing photographer, very talented. I am partial to the lighthouse and the pattern in the sand. (one of my patterns too) But what you did with the tiger image is awesome.


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