Monday, July 11, 2005

Patterns: Black Holes

Black Holes

This is an image taken from shore of a fishing boat in Dublin during a visit in 2003.

The recurring pattern of these lobster pots(?) really attracted me.

Just to make it clear, I will be posting as normal this week (though I am a bit later today) and there will be guests posting for your enjoyment next week.

21 Comments:

Blogger Sidney said...

Where are the lobsters Ian ! :-)

Maybe you could have cut off the red dot on the top/right corner of the image to make the pattern perfect.
You see, your audience is looking at every detail ! :-)

11/7/05 18:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

u r right sidney....but i think should keep it that way....it is a focal point of the photo,isn't it? :-)
btw i like the repeating of the round pattern and the fish net....beautiful texture:-)

11/7/05 19:33  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, blogger is letting me comment now :)

I'm going to vote for the red to be cropped out. It's not that distracting, I just think it would be stronger pattern & composition without it.

11/7/05 19:59  
Blogger cosmicblob said...

Wow Ian - This is beautiful...the fishnet makes such a beautiful pattern.

I expected patterns in nature to be projected through the week - and this picture was a pleasant surprise!

Can't wait to see the rest!

11/7/05 20:17  
Blogger Potpourri said...

This is indeed a nice pattern..

Have a great vacation :)

11/7/05 20:47  
Blogger Kamakshi said...

i agree with david .. it wouldve been perfect with the red taken out.

11/7/05 20:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful pattern. And it's really patterns within patterns. Include my vote for the red to be cropped, though -- I think a pattern photograph should not have a focal point that isn't part of the pattern.

11/7/05 21:00  
Blogger AlohaMamma said...

I agree with both David and Sidney; it is very distracting on focused red part but other than that, it is interesting object; fishing nets! I'm very good at observing things. Take care and good day!

11/7/05 21:07  
Blogger Adventuring through Florida's WILD life! said...

Perfection? Nonsense, I totally disagree. You cut off the red, then you got to edit out the blue, then what's next? Its beauty is in the imperfections, otherwise, why bother to study it?

11/7/05 23:00  
Blogger Kim said...

Great use of a pattern, it really makes me think about everyday items when looked at this way can be very striking!

12/7/05 03:12  
Blogger Ronalyn said...

Perfect Shot! LOve the patterns.. the inconsistency of the ropes all around.. Perfect in my book! It's amazing how you take the ordinary and create something EXTRAordinary! LOve it Ian!

12/7/05 03:14  
Blogger cube said...

oh this really rocks.

12/7/05 03:43  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, great find, Ian! What an amazing pattern! The thing I actually like best, I think, is the way the ropes are draped between the rows of lobster pots--that and the yellow line... Can't wait to see what you've got in store for us tomorrow! :)

12/7/05 04:08  
Blogger Rock Kauser said...

Enjoyed it on Flckr - enjoy seeing it again.

12/7/05 04:40  
Blogger Nish said...

brilliant, really nice shot

12/7/05 05:23  
Blogger Iyyaps said...

Just got the chance to stop by. Amazing talent and wonderful pictures. All of your pictures rock!

12/7/05 05:53  
Blogger Sathish N said...

Gud ones.. nice pattern :-)

12/7/05 06:40  
Blogger ChickyBabe said...

Very eye catching pattern! Nice one.

12/7/05 11:58  
Blogger ian said...

This photograph is cropped - from a 4:3 ration picture to a 3:2 (this was a time when I thought my pictures might look more 'professional' in this format. A long time since I cropped it, bit I did not even notice the red then and have not lookeed at it properly again since.

Thanks all for pointing out the red - if I were to do it again today, I suspect it would have been lopped off.

13/7/05 05:50  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the order of the baskets against the chaos of the ropes. Such great texture that a B&W version would be nice.

14/7/05 03:29  
Blogger Ezequiel Mesquita said...

Maybe I love contradiction, but I agree with GN and disagree with the rest: I like the red touch, even if it suggest an imperfection, it's a photo not a CAD blueprint. Art does not need to be perfect!

14/7/05 14:53  

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