Welcome To Mini-Challenge #165: Textures, Patterns, and Abstracts

ThirdDayImagingThirdDayImaging Pastor ScottPosts: 95Registered Users Big grins
edited June 1, 2013 in The Dgrin Challenges
Welcome to Mini-Challenge #165! The theme of this challenge will be Textures, Patterns, and Abstracts.

There can obviously be a lot of overlap between the three. In fact, it's quite possible to present a single image that is a texture, a pattern, as well as an abstract. Those type of images will be happily accepted. However, the example images below represent one of each, just to give you an idea of what we're looking for. You will need to identify your entry/entries as one of the three, or a combination thereof.

This challenge starts now and will close at 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on Friday, May 31, 2013. (This follows the recent trend to shorten the time frame for the mini to about ten days instead of two weeks.)

Here is an example of a Texture - something you can almost feel.
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A Pattern could be man-made, could be found in nature, etc. There is a consistent structure, such as this frost covered tire tread.
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An Abstract could be almost anything unconventional and eye-catching. It may be immediately obvious what we are looking at, exactly what it is may not even matter, or it may just cause us to take a second look to figure it out, such the canoes below.
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OUR UN-OFFICIAL GENERAL RULES
1. Have fun sharing and seeing what others share!
2. The host supplies a topic and YOU POST 1-3 IMAGES. The host judges the winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and is not eligible to enter. The 1st place winner becomes the next host, chooses the next topic and becomes the next judge.
3. Any photo you’ve taken is eligible, regardless of when taken or camera used.
4. Any amount of post-processing is allowed. However, it is helpful if you list your camera and lens along with your photo.
5. You may comment on other contestant's images. If you want someone to leave you some critique or criticism, just ask within your post.
6. The winner has up to three days (72 hours) to begin a new mini-challenge, or the honor goes to the #2 finisher and so forth.

Guidelines:
1. Enter 1-3 photos and put them in a single post.
2. Either embed your image in the thread or, if you must, supply a link to it. Keep in mind, however, most people don't want to click to open photos hosted elsewhere (i.e. on your website).
3. Also try and resize your photos prior to posting so they're sized appropriately for viewing without having to scroll (~800 pixels on the longest side works best.)
4. Give each image you enter a title.
5. Enjoy discussion with members about their images, don't let this just be an entry thread!
6. When quoting a post, change the IMG urls to a 200x200 size picture so it is clear your post is feedback and not another entry. (See here for help).
7. Don't be hesitant; share 'em and enter!

Mini-Challenge pointers:
1. Upon winning a mini-challenge round, your first step is coming up with a new theme and starting a new thread using the same format as others have used.
2. Make sure to notify the admin of this thread to update the main thread links with your entry thread.
3. Feel free to watch the thread as it grows or wait to the end time and look at all the entries all at once.
4. After the time/date has passed, then officially close the thread with a single post notifying everyone of the fact.
5. After you're finished judging, start a new thread (again using the prior formats) and post your Winner and runners-up. It is important to have runners up in case the winner does not show within the 72-hour window.
6. PM the winner with this info above and let them know they have 72 hours to set up the next mini-challenge.
7. If the winner does not show/start the next mini-challenge after 72 hours, notify the next runner-up and post a message on the Winner thread of the fact.
8. Remember, if you're the Winner, you run the next mini challenge!
Happy Shooting, Scott
website: www.ThirdDayImaging.com
Bodies: Panasonic Lumix GF3 and G5
Lenses: Leica/Lumix Summilux 25mm f1.4, Leica Summicron 50mm f2 (dual range), Leica Summicron 90mm f2, Leica Elmar 135mm f4, Lumix 12-42mm f3.5-f5
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  • CHANDLERJACHANDLERJA Light Seeker Posts: 400Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 22, 2013
    1. Texture : Rough

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    2. Pattern : Marching Goodness

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    3. Abstract : Cave

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    Jeromy
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    Light is everything in life and photography.
  • ThirdDayImagingThirdDayImaging Pastor Scott Posts: 95Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 22, 2013
    All three images are excellent Jeromy! Thank you for entering.
    Happy Shooting, Scott
    website: www.ThirdDayImaging.com
    Bodies: Panasonic Lumix GF3 and G5
    Lenses: Leica/Lumix Summilux 25mm f1.4, Leica Summicron 50mm f2 (dual range), Leica Summicron 90mm f2, Leica Elmar 135mm f4, Lumix 12-42mm f3.5-f5
  • richterslrichtersl Major grins Posts: 3,322Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 22, 2013
  • CHANDLERJACHANDLERJA Light Seeker Posts: 400Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 22, 2013
    Thank you Scott!
    Jeromy
    http://snaptx.smugmug.com/
    Light is everything in life and photography.
  • ThirdDayImagingThirdDayImaging Pastor Scott Posts: 95Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 22, 2013
    Three more great images - very nice! I can already tell this is going to be tough! (And fun)
    Happy Shooting, Scott
    website: www.ThirdDayImaging.com
    Bodies: Panasonic Lumix GF3 and G5
    Lenses: Leica/Lumix Summilux 25mm f1.4, Leica Summicron 50mm f2 (dual range), Leica Summicron 90mm f2, Leica Elmar 135mm f4, Lumix 12-42mm f3.5-f5
  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USAPosts: 5,551Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 22, 2013
    1) Copper Door and Pull - Texture/Pattern
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    2) Duct Tape Gone Bad - Texture/Abstract
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    3) Crop Circles in Concrete - Texture/Pattern/Abstract
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    Don
    Don Ricklin - Gear: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, was Pentax K7
    'I was older then, I'm younger than that now' ....
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  • ThirdDayImagingThirdDayImaging Pastor Scott Posts: 95Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 22, 2013
    Very good Don. Love the old copper door especially.
    Happy Shooting, Scott
    website: www.ThirdDayImaging.com
    Bodies: Panasonic Lumix GF3 and G5
    Lenses: Leica/Lumix Summilux 25mm f1.4, Leica Summicron 50mm f2 (dual range), Leica Summicron 90mm f2, Leica Elmar 135mm f4, Lumix 12-42mm f3.5-f5
  • bfluegiebfluegie Big grins IndianaPosts: 498Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 22, 2013
    #1. Architectural Detail, San Diego Convention Center
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    #2. Ruins of Mayhew Lodge. West Fork of Oak Creek Canyon, near Sedona, Arizona
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    #3. OK, it's mostly a placeholder while I look through my photos for something else, but the background does have texture...
    20081026-0810%20Sedona_Fuji%20064-L.jpg
    ~~Barbara
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 23, 2013
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    #1 Texture - this is my front walk where the flowers in the flower boxes were dropping their petals in the fall.

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    #2 Pattern - this is a 1930's dress where there was a fake belt and the fabric was fixed in the belt so that it would stay in this configuration including the folding over of the end so that it was 90 degrees to the buckle. I wore the dress to old car events in the early 1960s when we dressed in the style of the car. We have a couple of 1932 Plymouths and this was that era of dress.

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    I can't use this photo as I obviously did not take it.

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    #3 Abstract
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • billseyebillseye Major grins Posts: 847Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 23, 2013
    Walnut Grove (Pattern)
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    Yellow (Abstract / Texture / Pattern)
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    X Marks the (Rust) Spots (Texture)
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    Bill Banning

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  • ThirdDayImagingThirdDayImaging Pastor Scott Posts: 95Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 23, 2013
    Barbara - very nice! That third one could also be an abstract.
    Happy Shooting, Scott
    website: www.ThirdDayImaging.com
    Bodies: Panasonic Lumix GF3 and G5
    Lenses: Leica/Lumix Summilux 25mm f1.4, Leica Summicron 50mm f2 (dual range), Leica Summicron 90mm f2, Leica Elmar 135mm f4, Lumix 12-42mm f3.5-f5
  • ThirdDayImagingThirdDayImaging Pastor Scott Posts: 95Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 23, 2013
    GrandmaR you have a great eye. I love the colors in that third one.
    Happy Shooting, Scott
    website: www.ThirdDayImaging.com
    Bodies: Panasonic Lumix GF3 and G5
    Lenses: Leica/Lumix Summilux 25mm f1.4, Leica Summicron 50mm f2 (dual range), Leica Summicron 90mm f2, Leica Elmar 135mm f4, Lumix 12-42mm f3.5-f5
  • ThirdDayImagingThirdDayImaging Pastor Scott Posts: 95Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 23, 2013
    Great images Bill - that second one is really amazing! I think it fits the bill for a texture, pattern, and abstract.
    Happy Shooting, Scott
    website: www.ThirdDayImaging.com
    Bodies: Panasonic Lumix GF3 and G5
    Lenses: Leica/Lumix Summilux 25mm f1.4, Leica Summicron 50mm f2 (dual range), Leica Summicron 90mm f2, Leica Elmar 135mm f4, Lumix 12-42mm f3.5-f5
  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USAPosts: 5,551Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 23, 2013
    Very good Don. Love the old copper door especially.

    Glad you like them. Thank you for the kind words.

    Don

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  • kdotaylorkdotaylor Major grins Posts: 1,263Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 23, 2013
    1. Texture in Old Books
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    2. Texture and Pattern in a Leaf
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    3. Pattern in Coleus
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    Kate
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    "You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." Mark Twain
  • ThirdDayImagingThirdDayImaging Pastor Scott Posts: 95Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 23, 2013
    Thank you Kate - terrific images! I can almost smell the old books in that first one. Despite what some may think, I have always loved that smell.
    Happy Shooting, Scott
    website: www.ThirdDayImaging.com
    Bodies: Panasonic Lumix GF3 and G5
    Lenses: Leica/Lumix Summilux 25mm f1.4, Leica Summicron 50mm f2 (dual range), Leica Summicron 90mm f2, Leica Elmar 135mm f4, Lumix 12-42mm f3.5-f5
  • billseyebillseye Major grins Posts: 847Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 23, 2013
    Great images Bill - that second one is really amazing! I think it fits the bill for a texture, pattern, and abstract.

    Scott,

    I'm enjoying your quick comments as new participants enter this MC. Thanks for the compliment on my photos!

    Bill
    Bill Banning

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  • billseyebillseye Major grins Posts: 847Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 23, 2013
    grandmaR wrote: »
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    #3 Abstract

    I always like to see discussion in the MC thread as it evolves. This looks to be a topic that's generating some good interest and unusual images. I'm particularly intrigued by grandmaR's entry. At some point, I'd like to see it in broader context. Looks like it might be a headboard?
    Bill Banning

    Check out billseye photos on SmugMug
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 23, 2013
    billseye wrote: »
    I always like to see discussion in the MC thread as it evolves. This looks to be a topic that's generating some good interest and unusual images. I'm particularly intrigued by grandmaR's entry. At some point, I'd like to see it in broader context. Looks like it might be a headboard?

    I think it would destroy the impact of the abstract to know where I got it, but I'll post the full photo at the end. It isn't a headboard but that is a good guess. It is in a restaurant.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 23, 2013
    GrandmaR you have a great eye. I love the colors in that third one.

    Thank you - those are my favorite colors even though they are out of fashion now.

    Also thank you for commenting as we go along.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 23, 2013
    Thank you Kate - terrific images! I can almost smell the old books in that first one. Despite what some may think, I have always loved that smell.

    I like that one too and it overcomes the problem of a dusty subject that doesn't just look as if it is exposed wrong or something.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • kentwallerkentwaller No "Try". Do. or Do Not. Posts: 158Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 23, 2013
    great topic and really nice entries so far! here is my stab at this...


    1. hauptbahnhof - pattern
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    2. autumn vinyard - pattern/texture
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    3. poppies - texture
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  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 23, 2013
    Lovely images in here.
    Some of my efforts ...

    1) Tree Rings

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    2) Rock Face

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    3) Leaf

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    Good luck everyone,
    Alan.
  • DawnyaLynnDawnyaLynn Big grins Posts: 42Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 23, 2013
    Partial entry
    1. Reflections (Abstract)
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  • DawnyaLynnDawnyaLynn Big grins Posts: 42Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 23, 2013
    The rest
    2. Furled Sails (pattern)
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    3. Fluffy Kitty (Texture)
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  • PedalGirlPedalGirl Major grins Posts: 794Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 23, 2013
    I'll play :D

    1. Smoke Art (Abstract/pattern)
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    2. The Bomber (texture)
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    3. The Hangar (Texture/Pattern)
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  • rainbowrainbow Major grins Posts: 2,765Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 23, 2013
    1 tracks
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    2 friends
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    3 jelly
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  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 23, 2013
    Portrait of a Lilac - texture
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    Light as a Feather - pattern/texture
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    Big Ice Cube - texture
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    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 23, 2013
    grandmaR wrote: »
    I think it would destroy the impact of the abstract to know where I got it, but I'll post the full photo at the end. It isn't a headboard but that is a good guess. It is in a restaurant.


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    Jeff W

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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 24, 2013
    jwear wrote: »
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    Shh...

    Of the ones posted since anyone last commented

    LOVE kentwaller's autumn vineyard pattern. I can see that as fabric in a dress with swaths of fabric diagonal across the bodice. The tower photo is really nice too but I'm probably too dense to see which category it belongs in.

    My favorite of Alan's is the tree rings one, although all of his are very textury (to coin a word) but I love how saturated the tree rings are.

    The smoke rings and the jelly ones are nice abstract art.

    Took me a minute to figure out 'friends' from the title. That's a really cool photo.

    I think of the lilac as more of a pattern than a texture. I love lilacs, and would have had them as flowers at my wedding except it was the wrong time of year. I also like the glacier. The blue ice is so interesting - you might think it wasn't really that color, but it absolutely is!!!
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
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