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OK, let me just start off by saying that I ‘love-love-love’ this month’s theme “Patterns” at Focusing on Life blog. Patterns are everywhere!  In our photos, nature… our surroundings… in the way we conduct our lives… and yes… even in the way we write {… pattern}.

As far as photography, patterns are right in front of you… so take notice!  There are patterns of identical repetition with an uninterrupted flow… like the photo above. The pattern and color repeats itself in the tiny leaves and it flows.  But what happens when you just add a bit of color to a repetitive set?  You break the pattern!  And in photography this is known as capturing the interruption of the flow of a pattern.  It’s as if the subject is saying… notice me, not the others, just like the image below.

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Whether you are photographing an image that completely fills the frame, giving it a much larger feel than it actually is…

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… or photographing a small cluster of a repetitive pattern… with a small break in it.
{that little upside down toothpick}

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Just try to focus on bringing out the best in the patterns that you see… and take your best shot.  You know… repetitions in everyday life sometimes can be… well… repetitious.  I say, open your eyes and see the beauty in the repetition around you. You’ll be amazed at how beautiful the dance of repetition is… in photography… and… in life.

xo’s ~ susan

* you can also find this post over at my collaborative blog by clicking here:  Focusing On Life