Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Repetition & Pattern by Jason

I think we need to say a little more about the photo's we show... what we like why we chose them, the choices we made when shooting them. anything like that so we can try to convey the why not just the, technical, how. I think the why is important too. Go into as much or as little detail as you are comfortable with.

#1A  Planter, Stephan Juba Park 1/40, f/5.6, ISO 200, 35mm

I saw this same pattern on the rail bridge on the eastern edge of the park but thought this planter offered more interest as you can see through it. I realize the sky is over exposed but with the black painted metal it would have been difficult have everything exposed properly. I have also translated it into a B&W which I like.

#1B (as above)

I like the pattern on the Public Safety Building. I always have... (Not enough to get arrested...) I like the concrete fins and the 70's vibe. I like how the warmth of the day comes out. I even like the 3 red lights.

#2 The Public Safety Building 151 Princess 1/100, f/8, ISO 200, 18mm

This has a few patterns on it. The corrugated metal, the brick buildings and the zigzag of the fire escape. I tried to compose this so each element added some visual interest to the photo.

#3 The new addition to Pantages Playhouse. 1/20, f/8, ISO 400, 24mm

Like Lisa, I too tweaked my back ally shot. the light was fading so the original had kind of a cast to it. I don't see a problem using editing software. I like to use it to show what I saw not what the camera captured. (Yes these are NOT always the same.) I did the same to my photo of the Emptyful sculpture in the reflections assignment.

#4 Downtown Back Alley. 1/30, f/4.8, ISO 400, 30mm

I thought "The Cube" would make a perfect subject. Here I crammed the lens into one of the large holes to capture the inside of The Cube. I like the pattern of light and shadow on the ground and the pattern of the back wall. The magenta light breaks up the mono-tonal quality the photo has.

#5 The Cube, Old Market Square. 1/400, f/5.6, ISO 200, 55mm

Here is one more of The Cube, but from the outside. I like the forced perspective this pattern has.

#6 The Cube, Old Market Square. 1/800, f/3.5, ISO 200, 18mm

I'm not sure what this is aside from a sculpture. The coiled tubing gets coloured fluid pumped through. I found it in Old Market Square and liked it right away.

#7 Tube sculpture Old Market Square. 1/160, f/6.3, ISO 200, 60mm

#7 Tube sculpture Old Market Square. 1/100, f/6.3, ISO 200, 60mm

The Federal Heritage Building is another one of my favorites. It is Art Nouveau in my books. I liked the ferocity of the stylized bison above the big front archway.

#8 Federal Heritage Building 269 Main St.  1/100, f/8, ISO 200, 29mm

These two are travel pics. But they fit the criteria perfectly. I like the quirky festive funness! this shows.

#9 Orchard St. Mall, Inside the Christmas tree, Singapore.  1/60, f/4, ISO 200, 18mm

#10 "Mill City" area Minneapolis Minnesota.  1/250, f/8, ISO 100, 26mm


  1. 1. I think I prefer the colour photo. I like the hints of green.
    3. I like the composition of this photo. The different elements of pattern are interesting and I like the colours. I like staircases and this one draws the eye and helps balance the bulkier brick and orange metal.
    4. I like this photo enhanced. It makes me want to go back and edit the photo that I took in that same alley.
    5/6. I like the subject and in 5. I especially like the unexpected shot of purple. The colour is a bit warm for my liking in both shots. I might like them more if they were tweaked.
    7. I like the composition of the first #7 but I wish you had focused on the front of the sculpture and exposed it longer.
    8. Cool photo but I don't like the exposure...

  2. #2 is a very nice photo. I like it for all the reasons you said. :) I'm glad you have never seen inside.

    #3 Has wonderful composition to show all the different patterns and textures.

    #5 & #6 are fun and psychedelic. I prefer #6. It's a very strong pattern. I like that you can see a bit of sky and the branch in the corner.

    #7 is perhaps my favorite. I like the simplicity of it. The leaves are a very nice touch. Did you place them there?

    #8 nice perspective. It's beefy. It's bold. It's grand. Wondering why Corina doesn't like the exposure? I like it.

    #9 I took a very similar photo in the exact same place. Craaaazy. I like it.

  3. 8. I guess because I was there when he took the I'm expecting more colour. The sky was a rich blue that day. But you do like overexposed... ;p

  4. #1 - I prefer the colour photo myself.

    #2 - this is a great photo - my only complaint, is the cars in the foreground on the left, and a few on the right, are cut off. Maybe it's more of a question - would it be an even better photo if the cars were not cut off? Or would that take the focus away from the building? Not sure. I love the bright blue sky - nice exposure in challenging circumstances with half the building in shadow. I think this is my favourite of all your photos here.

    #5 & 6 are great - I think I prefer #6 only slightly. They're both great. I like the red splotch in #5. And the composition. #6 is cool - I like that the top actually looks curved slightly because of the perspective.

    #8 - I agree with Corina on this one. It looks a little - colourless, or washed out, or over-exposed.