Random pattern combinations…

Nature and human took part in both the sidewalk and the stand of Bamboo. Both settings have been designed by human hands. Both settings have been altered over time by nature.

Human chosen natural elements in the concrete mixture; use of Florida’s Coral and shells. Nature’s chosen addition with plant and algae. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Walkway through the Bonnet House Courtyard is concrete with much Coral and shell in it’s composition. Algae and “volunteer” plants add color. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Human planting design enhanced by nature’s sunlight and random growth of the Bamboo. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Background designs…

Backgrounds should compliment and not distract the viewer from the main subject. When they are out of focus they add an element of dimension to the image. These two images of Ibis, at Flaminco Gardens in their Rookery area, cleary demonstrate impressionistic, out-of-focus backgrounds. Not sure if they’re too distracting; but for me they add an element of design not usually found in images of birds. Enjoy or not; let me know please.

Ibis in the Duckweed rich Rookery at Flamingo Gardens. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

A little while later the Ibis was in a clearer patch of the Rookery pond. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Cool patterns…

The crossing patterns of lines caught my attention. I can’t help but feel pleasantly cool when looking at this image. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Painted lady…

Painted Lady butterfly on end of fall bloom. Fading Hosta leaves set the background. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Outer markings of the Painted Lady butterfly are similar to inner patterning; which is not always true of butterflies. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Look at each element…

Beauty and wonder can be found if everything, every part. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Study each level of detail, the near and the far, the center and the edge to discover nature’s awesomeness. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Sunlit textures…

Late afternoon, low angel light shows the textures of one of the Lincoln Park lawns. Copyright 2016 Pamela Breitberg

The same light on Lake Michigan reveals textures created from Lake depths and wind. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Blended designs…

Building design is the art of an architect. Observing building details, both inside and outside is a pastime of students, historians, engineers, and appreciative novices. The compressed population of buildings in downtown Chicago yields unplanned design elements. Quality of these inadvertent designs are left to the observer, professional and amateur.

Reflected and virtual patterns of downtown Chicago architecture. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Old and new blended together. Copyright 2016 Pamela Breitberg

Confusion and simplicity. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Symmetrical but separate design elements. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg.

Variations in Design…

Urban City patterns and designs. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

 

I will let you, the viewer, observe the many design elements in these two natural and man-made compositions.

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Florida wetland patterns and designs. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Abstract textures and patterns…

Textures are most prominent in winter when colors are neutral and much is dormant.

Textures are most prominent in winter when colors are neutral and much is dormant. copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg

Abstract image because of close composition brings out textures of snow and fallen tree.

Abstract image because of close composition brings out textures of snow and fallen tree.copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg