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Lines, Textures, and Patterns

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Published Oct 27, 2017 | View the Assignment | Features Photos From 39 Contributors

    39 photos selected by

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    This photo is totally inspired from the availability of raw materials from a local craft store. ...

    #clay #texture #portrait #face #cracked

    Join us for an adventure into Lines, Textures, and Patterns. Follow the lines from the beginning to the end, feel the smoothness of the water or the roughness of the terrain, and be amazed by the power of the patterns. 

    What an incredible journey this has been! As YourShot members, we are daily impressed and inspired by the creativity and talent we find in this community. But going through more than 14,000 images, all interpretations of a shared theme, was a truly powerful experience. We loved seeing into these windows of your lives and creative minds—how these essential elements of imagery jumped out to you and how you captured them.

    Two hikers walk along the road leading towards Mt Denali (formerly Mt McKinley), the highest moun...

    #textures #nationalparks #journey #yourshotadventure #trail #scenic #lines #2017 #scale #people

    Editor's Note

    "What a beautiful frame with the tiny persons at the beginning of their journey. I feel like I want to join them, I want to discover what they have in front of them, what a scenery! The curved line... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    painter making art in México

    #arte #absract_art #mexico #artist #art #painting #portrait #people #paint #artwork #oleo

    Editor's Note

    "Beautiful incorporation of texture and lines in the paint being applied to the wall. The colors jump out and the lighting creates a dynamic, yet intimate feel to the shot." - Aya Okawa

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    My three daughters go to Trillium school of dance. They perform at the Capitol theatre in Nelson ...

    Editor's Note

    "Everything about dancing is a feast for the senses, especially for the eyes. Dancers are admired for the way they move and this image allows us to track the movements of the ballerinas, not only t... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Monsoon has its own magic and capturing some beautiful moments under such beautiful symmetry is a...

    #moment #monochrome #texture #weather #architecture #symmetery #delhi #rain #travel #girl #india #line

    Editor's Note

    "There are so many layers in this image that yes; it is pure poetry. You can actually see the colors and hear the rain. Being aware that you are in front of one of those moments that nobody will ca... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    I like watching rain, and I like watching the drops of rain on the glass. The buildings on the op...

    #pattern #droplets

    Editor's Note

    "Water drops that tell a story wrapped in a bubble. I keep looking at them trying to imagine what... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Rainy afternoon. Meeting by train station . Hiding behind 2 umbrellas for a minute of privacy.

    #lovers #texture #lines #tokyo #patterns #rain #umbrella

    In winter when the sea start to froze in Greenland, the ice create lot of impressive patterns. Th...

    #sea_ice #ice #linetexturesandpatterns #pattern #arctic #climatechange

    Everyday these men go to care for lobsters raised in cages. These cages are connected to the buoy...

    #phuyen #water #honyen #tuyan #chessboard #lobster

    Editor's Note

    "Love the celebration of patterns and shapes in this shot. The bold colors and lines of boxes make it feel festive, like strings of party lanterns. The occasional circles amidst lines of squares ni... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Art of creating threads for Kites.

    #textures #lines

    Editor's Note

    "Love how the bright red lines of this gentleman's kite string anchors the shot, and the rich texture to the background further draws me in to frame. The extra wide crop also works well in this sho... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    This photograph was taken from Bogra Bangladesh. Women were collecting red chillies in a red chil...

    #bogra #womenempowerment #redchillies #women #people #dailylife #travel

    Editor's Note

    "I love the textural lines in this composition. The almost-symmetry in the umbrellas and chili pans has a nice balance and makes a compelling shot." - Aya Okawa

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Giraffe stands against the pebbled wall of her barn at the Maryland Zoo.

    #maryland #texture #captivity #stones #pattern #stone #zoo #animal #baltimore #giraffe

    Editor's Note

    "A great capture of lines, patterns and textures! This shot makes me smile; the headless crop gives it a bit of humor and emphasizes the giraffe's patterns against the textured wall. Great impact!"... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Not very often that I take pictures of myself, but as I was kicking back watching my husband do t...

    #lines_textures_and_patterns #selfie #myself #shoes #flower_dress #photoshoot

    Editor's Note

    "Breaking a pattern with another pattern, such a delicate and feminine gesture and so nice in BW. Beautiful Vicky! Made me smile." - Gloria Salgado Gispert

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    My son was walking his favorite wall that adjoins a pavilion down by Buffalo National River. Whe...

    #familydocumentary #letsexplore #nationalpark #blackandwhite #traditions #childhood

    Editor's Note

    "I walked on walls, my children walk on walls, and whenever we see a wall we sit, jump and walk again on it. My favorites are the zigzag walls and the ones with obstacles that you have to jump; yes... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    I'm in love with the Vatican of Rome, what a fabulous Masterpiece, the lines,curves, texture,the ...

    #vatican #layers #yourshot #dialydozen #italy #architatecture #lines #curves #rome #culture #travel

    Editor's Note

    "Is she walking through an Escher painting? I honestly can't tell exactly what is happening in this shot, and I like that. The shadow and lighting are in the right places on the woman, and pop of c... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    This photo belongs to a village in Desert of Rajasthan. This portrait is a 9 7 year old old woman...

    #indian #life #old #rajasthan #lady #desert #eyes #portrait #clture #india #nikon

    Editor's Note

    "Such a beautiful and calming portrait. The soft light is perfect to bring out the lines and text... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    After hiking many miles, we stopped at this lovely place for lunch. As I entered the area where t...

    #lines #africa #smoke

    There are times when my heart feels alone and in the dark. When this happens, I close my eyes and...

    #textures #conceptual #abstract #linesandpatterns #phylosophy #selfportrait

    Captured from above in Brighton, England.

    #landscape #textures #fibonacci #picoftheday #numbers #lines #blackandwhite #paterns #maths #natgeo

    Editor's Note

    "The essential pattern! I love the incorporation of this fundamental pattern, with the lines of the light poles and the shadows of the passersby. It feels like a peek into an archetypal story." - A... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    An elderly woman presses on a life jacket, one of 295 laid outside Gwanghwamun Square to represen...

    #protest #blackandwhite #southkorea #street #documentary #seoul #korea

    Editor's Note

    "295 life jackets, 295 lives lost during the sinking of the Sewol ferry in 2014. Thanks Joseph for composing this image so well that I had to stop and read the story." - Gloria Salgado Gispert

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    If one member of the family is on drug, it is like the whole family is on drug. It is like having...

    #in #life #as #indeath

    Editor's Note

    "What can I say that you don’t know already about this image Cletus. Maybe, it can only have been taken but someone that is both a poet and a photographer, someone that has suffered a lot and has b... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    This photo was made in the Dolomites, Passo Giau, on a very cold, sunny winiter day. Was very sno...

    #unesco #landscape #minimalism_assignment #minimal #italy #anne_maenurm #dolomite_mountains

    Editor's Note

    "It is magical, somehow unreal and so beautiful. You can actually feel the cold and the loneliness of the winter. Yes I think that I’ve got all those feelings when in front of this image for the fi... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Frozen Blue Pond, Biei, Hokkaido, Japan

    #hokkaido_biei #winter #biei #blue_pond #light #snow #nightscape #tree #hokkaido_biei_1 #hokkaido_biei_1_1

    Editor's Note

    "What a quiet and beautiful sight! Such interesting lighting here, brings out the texture in the snow on the ground and highlights the sideways rain or snow streaks. I love the stark, barren trunk... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    She has so much life and love in her. The energy she holds can be felt by her presence. Her appre...

    #familyphotojournalism #documentaryphotography #childhood

    Editor's Note

    "Children have a way of teaching us the most essential things about life. Thank you Lisa for capturing this captivating image, it becomes contagious to simply be in her moment and let go of everyth... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    It has been said that New York City is the most photographed city in the world. It is also the la...

    #fit #lines_textures_and_patterns #patterns #newyork #style

    Editor's Note

    "Surprise! There is a leg and foot in there! A dotted leg! I agree with Sorin’s comment below Bruno, you really had all the elements of this assignment in mind when you took this shot. Fantastic!"... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Completely at ease, my young niece, my muse. She is poetry, energy, comedy and drama, all rolled...

    #abstract #black_and_white #architecture #lines #blackandwhite #people #places #style #nature

    Editor's Note

    "Yes we want to see lines, patterns, and textures, combined to bring and emphasize order in your compositions. But try to go beyond that, show us your sensitivity, tell us a story, and try to share... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    My daughters, husband, and I were walking down the dock to our boat for another sailing adventure...

    #abstract #marina #blackandwhite #portrait #people #familyadventure #sailing

    Editor's Note

    "Thanks Corrine for raising your camera, looking through the viewfinder and selecting this beautiful frame in your everyday for us to enjoy. A beautiful real scene so well composed, thanks to the l... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    An old lady is writing a in the main hall of Chile’s post office, at a time when less and less pe...

    #textures #santiago #lines #letter #chile #handwriting #patterns #grandma #writting #color

    Editor's Note

    "I love the elegant simplicity of this shot. It is far away, yet intimate. It is spacious, yet it brings together all 3 elements. I love the subtle reflection of the lighting in the floor, and how ... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Taken in KITTE, Tokyo, Japan. KITTE is a commercial facility where part of the office building of...

    #shop #japan #city #tokyo #place #people

    Editor's Note

    "35 tiny frames where to get lost, 35 different stories that have nothing to do with each other, so many details and different lightings, a microcosm of a city as you write in your caption. Great i... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Award winning Sancaklar Mosque interior...

    #mosque #men #architacture #light #interior_architecture #sancaklar_mosque

    Editor's Note

    "I love the curiosity you have captured here. With the wide angle you show us the fascinating lines and patterns of this building, and the glow of the light enhances the texture in the ceiling and ... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Local fishermen fix their net .at the end of the day. Talsari , Orissa, India

    Editor's Note

    "What an interesting texture to these fishing nets. I like how the icy blue of the nets sweeps through the shot and ties into the blue in the sky. You have captured their daily work in an almost su... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    A red crane cleaning its own feathers looks like a taijitu. A taijitu is a symbol or diagram repr...

    #pink #taijitu #crane #feather #red #taiji

    Editor's Note

    "Such rich texture in this shot! The low lighting perfectly enhances the texture of the feathers, and you have captured such a wonderful spiral form in the neck. Great composition." - Aya Okawa

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Shot taken during weekend nature walk in a park near the home.

    #silver_line #life #alone #hope #monkey

    Editor's Note

    "A dramatic shot, I love how you used the light to bring out the texture in the monkey’s fur. This simple composition has a lot of impact." - Aya Okawa

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    This is my pet, It 's veiled chameleon's tail.

    #spiral_composition #tail #green #spiral #chameleon

    Editor's Note

    "In this close shot you capture such rich patterns and texture in this chameleon's tail. These high impact colors really pop against the black background and allow my eye to focus on the perfect sp... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Celebrating life after it's gone and preserving the beauty of nature long after something has die...

    #letsexplore #macro #wing #colors #grasshopper #linestexturesandpatterns #nature

    Editor's Note

    "I am in love with those beautiful colors Toni and you know I am a black and white style photographer" - Gloria Salgado Gispert

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Sophia at the pool. The colorful towel with stripes inspired me to create a minimalist image in w...

    #daughter #summer #swimmer #pattern #water #lines #pool #girl #color

    Editor's Note

    "Lines, textures, colorful patterns, all there, leading to the cool reflection in the little girl’s goggles. Genius Juan!" - Gloria Salgado Gispert

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    The picture was taken over the Lake Natron at the border of Kenya and Tanzania. Lines and dots ar...

    #tanzania #kenya #bird #flamingo #lake #aerial #natron

    Editor's Note

    "A magical image! While earthly, it has an ethereal feel. I love the texture you've captured in the abstract patterns of the salt sediments in the water, leading the composition with the sprinkle o... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    As the sun rises, the wind blows sand across one of the enormous sand dunes in the Namib desert. ...

    #namib_naukluft_national_park #namibia #africa #sand #dune

    Editor's Note

    "Gorgeous image! The sunrise light really brings out the fluid texture in the dunes, and the silhouettes highlight the patterns in the trees. Well seen and executed composition." - Aya Okawa

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    taken on the streets in Dortmund, June 2016

    #streetphotography #geometric #light #lines #street #geometry #blackandandwhite

    Editor's Note

    It seems to me that you have very carefully selected and composed this scene. I can tell you have spent a long time there waiting for the clean lines, the loneliness and the light to come together ... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    You took us on mountain journeys, and we felt the chill of icy landscapes. We ran through the rain with you and saw sunrise light over sand dunes. And even though we have never met, we learned about you through your portraits.

    You touched us with your stories and made us want to know more. You brought us new perspectives, from up above to nose-to-nose. You shared with us the excitement of the decisive moment, and you opened the doors of your homes to share your everyday. You took us down stairs, up stairs, and in a Fibonacci curve. And most of all, you surprised us and made us smile so many times!

    Thank you, Your Shot community, for your rich and limitless talent. This has been an experience we will never forget. Keep taking and sharing your amazing photos!

    - Gloria Salgado Gispert & Aya Okawa

    About the Editor
    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
    Matt is a Senior Producer on the Your Shot team. He curates and produces the Daily Dozen gallery as well as monthly assignments. Before Nat Geo, Matt was a photography instructor and freelance photographer working for publications such as Wired, Spin, and Pittsburgh Magazine.

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