Patterns in everyday objects

I really like to find patterns and shapes in everyday objects. Whenever I get a few free moments, I look around me to see what I can spot. It’s fun, and it’s oddly relaxing. There I am, frowning, concentrating, making sure I get the right lighting, angle, exposure and focus (or lack of, depending on my preference), yet I’m relaxed. I tune everything else out and focus on the little patch of something in front of me. I even adjust my breathing, sometimes not breathing for 20-30 seconds while I get the shot.

This is a polished aluminum drawer handle:

Speed of light

This is the mesh vent above our stove top:


This is a detail from a painted, handmade earthen vase:

Well rounded

These are the spindles of a lamp shade. The center black knob is visible in the top right corner.

Game on

This is a macro of a bamboo leaf:

The dream

We all know what this is. The cool thing is that I shot this at 1600 ISO, and yet there’s no noise. The Canon EOS 30D does a really good job, doesn’t it?


This is a ceiling lamp, and I love the patterns of light and shadow it projects onto the ceiling:

Those dark shadows that haunt us

Finally, this is a detail from a neon light cover:

Tired is as tired does


4 thoughts on “Patterns in everyday objects

  1. Pingback: Photography, take two, part five (finis) by Raoul Pop

  2. Great stuff. My personal favorite is “The Dream”. It’s a perfect example of using “negative space” to place emphasis on your subject. I really like the minimalist look of it.


Comments are closed.