If you feel disappointed for not being able to take any worthy picture after one day of looking around for your ‘decisive moment’ or chasing ‘the magic hour’ while lugging your cumbersome camera on your shoulder and you really feel like packing up your gear, don’t give up yet.
You may not look close enough and zoom in on patterns and bold colours that are potential worthy pictures lurking everywhere. They are just ready to be captured by photographers who care to look at ordinary things beyond their face value. They can even become abstract art that may grace some finest art galleries, who knows?
And shooting pattern and bold colours resulting from ordinary things around you is also fun because sometimes you never expect it to be interesting until you view it later.
Here are some of my photos of pattern and bold colours that I would love to share with you. It may not be award-winning ones but I am glad to keep them until they may be replaced with much better ones in future.
A pattern formed by various magazines displayed at a mamak sundry shop in Kelana Jaya.
A fully symmetrical pattern produced by a fan palm tree (traveller’s palm)
Bananas at a roadside stall I found on the way home.
What attracted me most to shoot this picture is the pink window against striking bold orange wall. I found this in Kuala Besut.
I entitled this photo “Scarlet against Violet”
Multiple colours, shapes and sizes of the schoolbags form an incongruous pattern here. The inclusion of a walking lady is just to add human element as well as to break the pattern.
The tone of green, the blue hull of the boat and its curve are what prompted me to click the shutter.