Friday, July 8, 2011

Raster Pattern

Chair Shadow on Shell Pavement, Freshfields, John's Island, SC  © Doug Hickok


"A raster is usually a very fine-grained and always strict order principle on a surface. As a special category of pattern, it is not generally a design element - unless it is used as an artistic means to evenly mark a surface."

This quote is from Harald Mante, my Favorite Photographer Friday selection. This German photographer has had the strongest influence on the way I see images. He is a highly regarded teacher of photography, and his book  The Photograph, Composition and Design  is the best one I know of for demonstrating the art of visual design.
 

25 comments:

  1. This "raster" made of shells on sand looks great, Doug! I also learn something today from your blog, thanks:)

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  2. This could be a soothing poster. Excellent.

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  3. I wouldn't have guessed its the patterns of a chair. What an awesome image - well seen Doug.

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  4. Interesting pattern, I like it.
    Have a good weekend!

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  5. Nature gives us shells.
    Carpenters give us chairs.
    You give us magic, D!

    Did Becky hold the chair for you?!
    Every great magician needs a little helper. ;^)

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  6. beautifully found and captured.

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  7. What a beautiful shot Doug. Gorgeous!

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  8. The pattern and the BLUES. Fine work.

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  9. Wonderful abstract. Great eye!

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  10. Красивая абстракция! Мне нравится ход ваших мыслей!

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  11. Creative shot. I like tones and light of this graphism.

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  12. This is absolutely creative!

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  13. brilliant photo, doug! it had me guessing as to its meaning before i read your explanation! very well seen and taken, and the color makes it even more intriguing!
    (what you said about my photos applies equally to yours! i'm looking forward to you blog daily, and i find your approach to the "art" very creative and individual!))

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  14. nicely seen! I really like this result.

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  15. you sure got a great eye in capturing this.. beautiful shot! :)

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  16. Very nice!
    Nice weekend to you!

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  17. So very good--love this shot Doug and love the Mante link!

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  18. The patterned light on the random shells creates a striking image.

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  19. Very beautiful pattern and a wonderful photo
    Great work

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