Thursday, October 21, 2010

Friday shootout: Patterns

All these photos were taken on the Gold coast of Queensland Australia.






Located at Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre at the Surfers Paradise is Infinity which Sam went. INFINITY is a mind blowing journey into spectacular, futuristic maze like worlds of wonder and is the first of it's kind in the world. INFINITY is an extraordinary series of around 20 multi-sensual environments filled with unique special effects, atmospheric sound fields, ultra groovy music and illusions that appear to go all the way to infinity. It's an exciting, hilarious, interactive experience with unforgettable impact. It's fun for all ages, great family entertainment and a unique group or team building activity. The incredible INFINITY journey takes around 40 minutes and is suitable for all ages over 8 and all nationalities.



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While repetition in the humdrum of daily life can at times be a little boring – capturing it in your photography can create an image with real impact.
Life is filled with patterns – many of which we overlook due to the business of our days – however once you get an eye for spotting them (and it takes being intentional and some practice) you’ll be amazed by what you see and you’ll wonder why you didn’t incorporate them into your photography before.

Patterns, both natural and man-made, bring a sense of visual rhythm and harmony to photographs that, like a series of repeating notes in a melody, capture the imagination. Patterns appear whenever strong graphic elements—lines, colors, shapes, or forms—repeat themselves.

Once you do become aware of the power of patterns, you will discover them almost everywhere: in a field of Maine lupines, in crowds of faces in a stadium, even in the zigs and zags of modern architecture. The secret to finding patterns is to explore potential subjects from a variety of angles. While you might not notice the colorful design of umbrellas as you maneuver a crowded Paris sidewalk, they become blatantly clear from an upper-floor window or balcony. Lighting is another potent painter of pattern. Fresh-plowed furrows in a cornfield, all but invisible on a dull, overcast day, rise into waves of highlight and shadow when lit by a bright, low-angle sun. Close-ups are also filled with pattern—consider the swirl of seeds in a sunflower or the intricate tracings of color in a butterfly's wings.

one I found on the internet as an example

http://www.digital-photography-school.com/5-elements-of-composition-in-photography

Posted by Doreen

14 comments:

Jama said...

That water slide looks scary, to me ! The last photo was just a mirror image isn't it?

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Very interesting selection of photos and shots for this ShootOut. Great job!

Bagman and Butler said...

Water slide! Zoom! Your pattern shots all draw me into them.

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

The Infinity is amazing. Some great shots gal. You did a great job.
QMM

Pete said...

Nice patterns photos!

~JarieLyn~ said...

What an amazing collection, Ann. I really like your first photo. That infinity looks like it would be a fun challenge. Great shot.

Ginny said...

I love the pictures of this spectacular place. But your advice is most excellent!! I have been wishing I could be artistic enough to notice patterns and snap them. I am going to print out this advice and memorize it. Who knows, I may be able to do a pattern post soon!

Pauline said...

I like your shot of the deck chairs. Are they at Water World? If so, I remember they weren't very comfortable! Glad you enjoyed your trip to Infinity - and that you got some great shots!

Kerry said...

That Infinity place of yours sounds like a must-see in Queensland. Crazy!

spiritsoflena said...

I love the chair shot the best. That slide looks like a huge amount of fun!

Sarah-Paige Copeland said...

Great everyday patterns! I'd love to try out that water slide, it looks pretty scary though!

Cheers
Sarah-Paige
Nitty Gritty Patterns

In the eye of the beholder said...

Sounds and looks like fun too.

Doreen said...

sounds like a interesting and fun place to visit. love the chair shot.

Louis la Vache said...

Nice selection of patterns, Ann...

Re your question at Qu'est-ce que c'est?, a woman is the one who got the correct answer. See, it isn't always the men who get these things right!
;-D