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.


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. My current housemates are Cindy, my 14-year-old Staffy-Lab X dog and Polly the world's most unsociable cat who is seven.


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