For this week's Project 52, our challenge was to recognize and use patterns in our images. Patterns are lines or shapes that repeat themselves, thus drawing our attention to the shape of them. David Duchimen states,
To make an interesting pattern into an interesting photograph we need to add a "surprise" of sorts. If there is an unexpected element within our image, then the viewer might be more intrigued. When there is a break in a pattern it grabs our attention.
It's quite challenging to think of ways to incorporate pets into the images that we take for this project each week, and this one was a tough one for me. I told some of the others in the group that I was trying to think outside the box, . . . but someone kept closing the lid on me!
In the end, I came up with 3 images to illustrate the whole "making a pattern a little more interesting" thing. . .
1. Hermes is a surprise or "break" in this otherwise messy image of stuffed animals. We don't expect to see him there so it's a little more interesting than just a picture of stuffed animals.
2. If you picture a long line of pots (much longer than this) with Hermes thrown in where you expect to see another plant . . . well, then you have a break in the pattern making it a little more interesting than just a line of pots. (My thought here was that these particular plants kind of mimicked Hermes' ears. I did mention that the lid on the box kept hitting me in the head, right? . . . please don't judge my work by this image. lol )
3. Another way to break up a pattern, thus giving more attention to the pattern itself is by throwing in a contrasting color. Because the tag stands out and echoes the treats, it makes us notice the pattern more, be it consciously or subconsciously.
There are other's who were with me in trying to step outside that box this week. (I don't know about them, but I may bring a sharp pair of scissors with me to the next challenge.) ;O)
You can take a trip around this week's blog circle starting with Kim at See Spot Run Photography, Charlotte NC.
Enjoy your weekend!