Focus - Photo Challenge: Repetition

February 23, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

This week's theme is just my style. We picked Repetition. This just fits with the sort of things I look for and appreciate already. I love precision, uniformity, consistency, patterns, etc. I LOVE ORDER! OK, sorry, that may be too much for some people (like my wife). Really though, it is everywhere. I think I could make a career out of this theme. So, if you know of anyone who wants to pay someone to take pictures like this, just let me know.

For this week I wanted to find buildings, bridges, etc. that have repeating designs, but I also wanted to find areas of repetition that weren't exactly the same thing repeated (non-identical repetition). I don't think I was really able to do that part of it like I had hoped. I also had some ideas for setting up some scenes to convey it (as you'll see). I didn't really achieve everything I wanted with this, but I found a lot I was happy with. We went on a short vacation in the middle of the week which meant I probably missed some things at home, but oh well. Now, on to the pictures.

 

So, if you can believe it, this was the first time I have ever gone in the Fort Worth Modern Art Museum. The building is beautiful...the art (in my opinion) is not. Seriously, there is a stick on display when you first walk in! Funny that a building that is so precise and uniform has such chaotic artwork on display. This is definitely a favorite from the week. I need to go back and get this place at night (and not in the winter, so there is some actual color in the background).

Fort Worth Museum of Modern ArtDSC_0470

 

This is the Lancaster Avenue bridge. The topside of it is fairly plain, but the girders are so cool. I've shot this bridge before but not like this. My wife was sure I climbed up onto the underside to get this shot, but no, I just found a spot where you can stand at this height. It looks like the supports go on forever.

Lancaster Avenue bridgeDSC_0398_399_400

 

This is another place I have shot many times, but it's just so beautiful (and really close to my office). I wish I could get some shots of these arches without all the cars on the road. That's why I cropped this one as a square.

First United Methodist churchDSC_0484

 

For this one, I was getting out some supplies to do the next picture. I saw a bag of dice in our "school closet" (we homeschool) and thought it would be cool for this theme. There's not much to explain about this one - it's dice, in rows, with a reflection. In fact, that's what I think I will name it.

DiceDSC_0456

 

This was one of the first things that came to mind. I'm sure you've seen something like this before...but not from me. I like how the lighting turned out.

Colored pencilsDSC_0414

 

We went on a short vacation, and I found this line-up by the pool. I would have loved to straighten all of these and adjust the backs of them, but the pool gate was locked. Alas, I had to settle for pseudo-order.

Pool deck chairsDSC_0511

 

This was the outside of the indoor waterpark we went to on our vacation.

Reflections of trees in windowsDSC_0584

 

And finally, just because I also love to be overly-literal. How's that for repetition?

No diving signDSC_0570

 

So, that's the end of this theme. This one was fun for me, because the ideas are everywhere. What will next week bring?

 

So, that's the end of this theme. This one was fun for me, because the ideas are everywhere. What will next week bring?

 

OK, enough of the repetition. Thanks for reading.

 

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