Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos using patterns as the main aspect in the composition in the Composing with Patterns Photo Contest with chances to win a Apple Watch and more!

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Jason Matias for his collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Matias is an internationally published photographer who sells his fine art landscapes to clients and collectors around the world. Through mindfulness and introspection he has narrowed his creative expression to an idea he calls “Comfortable Isolation.” He finds inspiration from the great painters of the Renaissance, Hudson Valley, and American Southwest movements and his goal is to blur the lines between photography and art.. His favorite lesson when leading workshops is helping photographers find their voice.

Grand Jury Winner

"Charlotterhodes Zebra and ‘coiffeur’ bird immediately drew my eye. Zebras are often photographed for their stripes and their monochromatic coloring, so often that I usually gloss over them. But this spot or red and the way the bird breaks the pattern makes this photo excellent. " - Jason Matias

Runner Up

"Diego Sama’s photo of the Plazza Citta di Lombardia is wonderful. There are so many things happening in this photo and yet they all work together. There are leading lines, patterns of shapes, patterns in verticle lines, patterns in the reflections, and a wave-like rolling motion (likely caused by the lens) that makes this scene feel like the buildings are being zippered together. " - Jason Matias

Runner Up

"The Marriott in Atlanta by Becky Kempf is another awesome sot. I love how the layers make it feel like they go to infinity. " - Jason Matias

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"Henley Beach Jetty" by emmafleetwood

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"Rakotzbrucke , Saxony, Germany, at sunset." by kerryellis

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"Lot to light" by AMuse

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