Winning Images from ‘Your Pictures: Patterns’

 

For October’s theme, Better Photography’s readers were challenged to explore the everyday through visual symmetry and design for the theme ‘Patterns’. Here are the winning images from the contest.

Honourable Mentions

Shared Humanity
Kaustav Sarkar, Chandannagar

 

The near-identical positioning of people outside and inside the bus made me frame the scene. There were a lot of other people who were travelling in an irregular and cluttered manner whom I had to eliminate to maintain the symmetry.”

Exposure Details

Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10–22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Aperture: f/6.3
Shutterspeed: 1/100sec
ISO: 500

Photograph/Kaustav Sarkar

Photograph/Kaustav Sarkar

The Illusionist
Rizwan Ashraf, Hazaribagh

“The image was shot using a self-made LED light. I found it to be a rather intriguing frame. The symmetry and lines lead the eye to the water droplet which captured my fascination. Placing the light correctly was key to getting the desired effect.”

Exposure Details
Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18–55mm f/3.5-5.6 (4x close-up filter)
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutterspeed: 1/5sec
ISO: 100

Photograph/Rizwan Ashraf

Photograph/Rizwan Ashraf

Here Comes Spidey
Pradeep Nair, Shoranur

“Nature is a wonderful designer, as I found here, looking at the pattern of dew drops on the web. I set about trying to focus on and highlight the dew drops without scaring the spider away.”

Exposure Details
Camera: Canon EOS 1000D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18–55mm f/3.5-5.6
Aperture: f/8
Shutterspeed: 1/320sec
ISO: 400

Photograph/Pradeep Nair

Photograph/Pradeep Nair

Looking Up
Sambit Chatterjee, Haldia

“I was presented with this photo oppourtunity while sitting besides the beautiful Pangong Tso lake, Ladakh. My only challenge was to capture the blue sky while maintaining the colours of the canopy that were in the shadows.”

Exposure Details
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikkor AF-S DX 18–105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Aperture: f/16
Shutterspeed: 1/200sec
ISO: 200

Photograph/Sambit Chatterjee

Photograph/Sambit Chatterjee


 

And the Winner Is!

Mingled Narrative
Prasad N P, Hyderabad

“I was fascinated by the complex, yet distinct, layers formed by the reflections of lanterns and bottles with grains and pulses and the blinds. I composed the image in a way that it hinted at the flowers and greenery in the background.”

Exposure Details
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Nikkor AF-S DX 18–105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Aperture: f/8
Shutterspeed: 1/50sec
ISO: 1600

Photograph/Prasad N P

Photograph/Prasad N P

Tags: ceompetition, Contest, November 2014, patterns, Readers Images, symmetry, Your Pictures