Repetition is a common theme in photography. It can convey overwhelming numbers, the mundane nature of modern consumer society, or simply present a beautiful pattern. I've included three examples from the last week. They're accompanied by pseudo-artsy ramblings that may or may not interest you. Consider yourself warned.
The first shot caught my eye while I was sitting on my back porch reading a book. The light was reflecting off the black grates and contrasted beautifully with the sky. As is commonly the case, it was impossible to capture the range of light and color that I saw. I opened up the aperture quite a bit here, and shot at f7.1. I think it gives enough detail to create some semblance of order, but without any context, creates a distinctly abstract composition.
I shot this while walking around downtown Chicago. My idea was to capture the way office buildings seem to stretch on limitlessly. By cropping out any base or edges, it makes the windows seem like a small section of a sprawling wall (which they are). Furthermore, I chose to leave the harsh clarity, contrast, and muted color palate to reflect the dreary nature of such a workplace. That being said, it could be the most interesting place in the world - who knows?
The final shot came from the same walk mentioned above, but is of a more modern building. I also liked the way in which the light reflected off the two sides of the building differently, creating a contrast in both color and texture on two identical surfaces.