In Focus: Unassuming objects take on new shape in these shots

In Focus Patterns -   some pliers (courtesy of the Hawley Tool Collection at Kelham Island Museum) - en masse they looked like little fish - so I arranged them accordingly - a "shoal of pliers"!
In Focus Patterns - some pliers (courtesy of the Hawley Tool Collection at Kelham Island Museum) - en masse they looked like little fish - so I arranged them accordingly - a "shoal of pliers"!

Patterns are everywhere around us if you just look for them.

This month’s challenge has been set for you to look at your surroundings and take notice. It could be a repeated series of vertical lines, like a row of street lights, or architecture that follows regular elements like a series of identical windows.

In Focus Patterns -  graffiti I spotted in Attercliffe - liked the repeating faces on the rough breeze block wall.

In Focus Patterns - graffiti I spotted in Attercliffe - liked the repeating faces on the rough breeze block wall.

Texture is great to photograph because it gives depth and reality to a 2D image.

From a gravel pathway where you can imagine the crunch underfoot, or some flaking paintwork that you want to chip off.

Gareth Morgan has sent in this fantastic image of some pliers. An unassuming subject that he rearranged in such a way so they looked like a shoal of little fish. He also saw the repeating faces on this graffiti, painted on a rough breeze block wall.

Peter Butler has sent in these four images all showing off our theme of patterns and texture.

Telegraph in focus Patterns Pete Butler photographs that have some patterns in them, in an abstract sort of a way.

Telegraph in focus Patterns Pete Butler photographs that have some patterns in them, in an abstract sort of a way.

The white rusting shutters have a repeated diamond shape that makes for a pleasing shot, and the green stripy painted garage doors may seem like an odd subject to photograph but works really well for our theme.

Peter has broken up this image of a stripey shutter with a bright red post box as foreground detail and his final image of a frosty pavement crack has not only got the pattern formed by nature of the frost but also the texture.

I hope you were as inspired by these photographer’s ideas as I was, all of these images show that you don’t need great weather to go out and grab a few shots for this theme. You also don’t need a fancy camera, you just need to look around you.

Just don’t forget to send in your photographs to be in with a chance of winning this month’s prize.

Telegraph in focus Patterns Pete Butler photographs that have some patterns in them, in an abstract sort of a way.

Telegraph in focus Patterns Pete Butler photographs that have some patterns in them, in an abstract sort of a way.

Telegraph in focus Patterns Pete Butler photographs that have some patterns in them, in an abstract sort of a way.

Telegraph in focus Patterns Pete Butler photographs that have some patterns in them, in an abstract sort of a way.

Telegraph in focus Patterns Pete Butler photographs that have some patterns in them, in an abstract sort of a way.

Telegraph in focus Patterns Pete Butler photographs that have some patterns in them, in an abstract sort of a way.