From Lines to Patterns

From lines to patterns. We see lines and patterns in the world around us, in nature and things man-made. Sometimes…

Photo by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

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Photo by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Photo by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

From lines to patterns. We see lines and patterns in the world around us, in nature and things man-made. Sometimes we don’t realize they’re there: on the street, across the walls, up in the sky, and along the ground on which we walk.

Today’s challenge is inspired by Evan Zelermyer‘s stunning urban, abstract, and architectural images from his “Shape, Line, Texture, Pattern” post published earlier this week. I’d love to see your interpretations of these elements, so grab your camera, get outside, and snap a great shot of shapes or lines that you stumble upon, or a cool texture or pattern that catches your eye.

Up for a multi-photo challenge? I think these types of shots look great juxtaposed against one another, so if you’re up for publishing more than one image, share multiple shots in a tiled gallery. Here’s some inspiration:


cheri lucasWe look forward to seeing what you come up with!

— Cheri


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1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

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  1. one of the main features of the musée d’orsay building is its huge clock that can be viewed from distances away. one early afternoon, i had a chance to take a picture of it from the inside of the museum. as it was against the light, its lines and patterns became more visible in black in white.


  2. Reblogged this on ander01 and commented:
    I believe that from a Supreme Being (GOD), this world could only have been made with lines and patterns, he likes order, he desires for man lo live in order, therefore if we are made in his image and likeness then we too will in all that we do adopt the ability to produce in like manner without sometimes being aware of it. Take our lives for example; we live daily by cycles which are mainly compounded by circles. What goes around, comes around.


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  4. I really like nature and beauty. Therefore, if I am traveling always take photos. I was so inspired by the photos above. Around us are actually very nice to be photographed. Article and the above picture really inspired me to add my insight.


  5. This topic is interesting! I am always looking for the patterns when I walk. Blocks are arranged in particular way making patterns and lines. There are a lot of more patterns in our daily lives that we could not recognize:)