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Challenge 179. Stripes / Patterns

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    Challenge 179. Stripes / Patterns

    I love colours and patterns; recently I have seen some wonderful examples so this month’s Challenge is Stripes OR Patterns.

    The image can be of any subject you choose and should predominantly show stripes and / or patterns — it can of course be a repeating pattern.
    Your image does not have to be exclusively stripes or a pattern, it can show either or both; the choice is yours.
    Think fabric / furnishings / floors for those of us confined inside and those who are out and about (whether in a sunny or cold climate) think of flora and fauna or patterns in the sky or nature around us all. Think too of using close up shots.

    I joined this excellent forum in April last year taking up the challenge to improve my photography; being a ‘newbie’ I wholeheartedly encourage everyone regardless of whether you are new or shy or have never thought of entering to join in.
    The monthly Challenge does just that - it challenges your thinking (and gets those grey cells working!), it is a great way to come up with new ideas for photographs.
    I have learnt much from taking part and the friendly feedback.

    Judging will be based on :-

    * fulfilling the brief
    * a good photo based on composition, focus and consideration to the light.
    * Having impact. Will I remember your image after I go away from the computer?

    I’ll do my best to give friendly feedback and constructive comments and to find a winner based on my criteria stated above, bearing in mind my strictly amateur status and limited experience. I have absolutely no qualifications other than I know what I like.

    The usual rules apply:-

    • The competition subject shall be selected by the winner of the preceding competition who will also judge the competition.
    • One picture per person; images should conform to general image posting rules.
    • All entries to be shot with a Canon EOS camera i.e. SLR / DSLR / M & R series
    • Posted images should be taken during the running period of the competition. Any images submitted that were taken before the competition started, or after the competition has ended, will be deemed invalid.
    • Images 800 pixels widest maximum (to help those with small monitors).
    • No Photoshop frames and borders.
    • Include a title; the image must convey the theme without title description.
    • Please, NO comments on images- on this or another thread- until the round is over.
    • No canvassing e.g. “I’m thinking of posting this image for the challenge, what do you think?”
    • I will pick 1st, 2nd and 3rd favourite images (please don’t PM me to discuss my choices).

    The closing date for the Challenge is midnight Tuesday 30 November 2021 (GMT).

    I look forward to seeing your entries.

    Good luck and most of all have fun,


    Water Wall

    Water Wall by Stackman1, on Flickr



      Autumn brings falling leaves and a low sun…

      Lines and patterns-1 by Ian, on Flickr


      Flickr page


        Racing stripes

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          We are halfway through the time for this Challenge - good news is that this includes two weekends so plenty of time to get your cameras working……..​​​​​
          I look forward to seeing your entries.

          Have fun.



            Autumn leaves, processed by flipping a new layer and blending:

            Autumn leaves blended in difference mode
            by AlexR!, on Flickr
            Canon EOS 7D
            EF-S 10-22mm 1:3.5-4.5 USM, EF 24-105mm 1:4 L IS USM, EF 50mm 1:1.8, EF 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 IS USM
            Luminar 4, Lightroom, Photoshop Elements, Aurora HDR Pro


              One week to go ………so think stripes / patterns!

              have fun,


                Rail Trail.

                Rail Trail. by David Miller, on Flickr


                  A detail from the woven cane screen in our bathroom.

                  Woven cane by John Liddle, on Flickr
                  John Liddle

                  Backwell, North Somerset - "Where the cider apples grow"


                    From inside beautiful Peterborough Cathedral .....

                    "Light a candle"

                    Light a candle by Bo Bett, on Flickr
                    Canon EOS R6, Canon 5d mk iv plus the usual suspects ......




                      by nigel winters, on Flickr
                      EOS 80D, EF-S 55-250 4-5.6 IS, EF-S 18-55, EF-S 10-18, EF 50 1.8