Lens-Artists Challenge #132 – Striped & Checked

This week, Ann-Christine leads the “Striped and Checked” theme.  She reminds us, “We find Striped and Checked everywhere around us, but maybe this is so common a pattern that we don’t notice it if we don’t go looking for it.” I thought it’d challenging to find photos for this topic. After looking through my photo files, I actually found more than I expected.

Striped is more straight forward and is everywhere. The image below was captured in the Bamboo forest near Kyoto:

Checked is a pattern of modified stripes consisting of crossed horizontal and vertical lines forming squares. It was hard to resist these beautiful scarves and shawlse. Mixed striped and checked patterns:

Weaving is one of the oldest traditions in the world. Since 2500 BCE. It is a method of textile production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth. 

It was so easy to fall in love with Perruvian beautiful and colorful textiles:

Striped and checked of Japanese wood works.

Many thanks to Patti’s emotions theme. It was fun to see how we capture emotions and read stories behind your creative photos.

Ann-Christine’s photos of “Striped and Checke” are beautiful and inspiring-from naturally striped/man-made checks to winter striped/checked. She also introduces the symbolics of the check pattern in different countries. Click here to visit. Looking forward to seeing your creative photos. Please link to Ann-Christine’s original post and don’t forget the Lens-Artists tag.

I will host LAPC #133 next Saturday. 🙂

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