Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Patterns


This week’s photos are quite random. My hard disk drive is nearly full so I have been madly transferring photos to flash drives until I can get to the shops to buy another portable HDD. Therefore I have picked photos from all over the place to edit for this challenge.

The first one was a shot I snapped as I went down Macquarie Street in the bus. I spotted the window cleaners and just had a chance to take one photo thinking that I might use it in a challenge at some point. We have lots of straight lines and rectangles forming  a pattern here.

Window Cleaners on a Hobart building.

Here’s a photo I’ve used before in colour which has lots of interesting lines in it.


A pattern with lines.

Some old glass bowls and a stack of plates at the Op Shop. I often take photos there so we can post pictures to our Facebook page showing what we have for sale but I’m also attracted to interesting things, shapes and colours.

Patterned glass bowls


Have you ever noticed how grandstands have multi coloured seats? The randomly coloured ones are meant to make the stadium look less empty on television but in Blundstone Arena’s new grandstand they have just used two colours to form patterns which looks better I think.

Coloured seats form patterns in the Grandstand.

Lastly here are some lithographed patterns in my tin dolls house. I love the way these were done.

Tin Lithograph patterns in my dolls house.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Needs to Start or End with the Letter Y

I didn’t mind having the letter Y ¬†for this week as it gave me another excuse to use photos of Toby and Teddy. I had a lovely walk around the town looking for other things to photograph and got one or two good ones. We’ve had some dodgy weather with hot days and strong winds or very wet days. We’ve had the lot in one day. Many people have said to me that you often get four seasons in one day over here and they are quite right but despite that we’ve managed to get out for our walks and I actually got to take some new photos. I love the High Street here in Oatlands. There are so many old and interesting buildings here. Quite a few of the buildings along the High Street are built from sandstone and date back to the 1860’s I think. They are very old anyway but in wonderful condition. Others are of weatherboard. The Pharmacy is a mix of both sandstone and weather board and I always loved the front of this building so I have featured it today. The other photos are a mixture of other Y places and things. All of these photos have the subject ending in the letter “Y”

Bird Sanctuary
History Room
History Room
Holiday Makers
Holiday Makers
Oatlands Pharmacy
Shirley Temple doll
Shirley Temple
Teddy Bear
Teddy Bear
Teddy Sleeping
Teddy Sleeping
Toby Sleeping
Toby Sleeping

Word for this challenge are:

  • Cemetery
  • Sanctuary
  • History
  • Holiday
  • Pharmacy
  • Shirley
  • Teddy Bear
  • Teddy
  • Toby