Saturday, September 4, 2010


I enjoy repeating photographs and teaching others to make repeats.
I use Adobe Photoshop for all the repeats. Photoshop has a lot of wonderful functions and filters that can be used to significantly change an image.  I look for interesting elements in an image that can create a pattern.

Lotus repeat from photograph

 Accented edges
Cut out
Plastic wrap
 Photograph of water hyacinth
 Repeat of actual photograph

Repeat with edges
Here is a repeat using the lotus with the accented edges.  The beauty of repeated patterns is the secondary and tertiary patterns that can be achieved.  Then it is simple to find the primary, secondary and ground patterns.

Side to side repeat
Half drop repeat
Saturated colors
Lotus leaves

Lotus leaves repeated