Weekly photo contest: Patterns

Last week's photo contest was inspired by our current busy season of travel. This week, it's the same source of inspiration that provided me an idea for a much different theme. Patterns. The image up top I took at London King's Cross station on my Lumia 830 – with a little Photoshop tweaking after – of the roof. It's the same pattern repeated across the main concourse and when lit up at night is quite striking.

So, that's what we're looking at this week. Patterns are present in so many different areas of day-to-day life that it's easy to come up with an idea. Yet still leaves plenty of scope to be extra creative. But, first, some housekeeping. And that means announcing who won last week's competition.

Winner: Brian Ceravolo

There were a lot of great entries once again, but this snap taken by Brian Ceravolo on his Lumia 920 really caught our eye. The effect with the colors worked out really great, and it was edited using Lumia Creative Studio. Congratulations Brian, keep an eye on your inbox!

Rules for this week's contest

Rules are going to be just like last week:

  • Picture must be taken with a Windows Phone
  • Picture must be uploaded to the contest thread (linked below)
  • You have to tell us what device you used to take the picture, and any special software or apps you might have used. Editing your pictures is fine, this is art
  • Feel free to add a little back story, we want to know how the picture came to be
  • You must have used a valid email address to register here at Windows Central, so I know how to contact the winner
  • Only ONE entry per week per person

How to use Tapatalk to post images in the Windows Central forums

We've got a great walkthrough on how to do just that!


Share any pictures you take for the contest on Instagram, Twitter and Fhotoroom using the following hashtags. It's a fun way to at a glance check out your competition and get inspiration. Plus we're building a community of Windows Phone mobile photographers!

Here's how it looks this week.

  • #WCpc
  • #PatternsWC

This doesn't count as your entry; it's just a fun way to track the photos on social media. Your entry still needs to be in the forums!


One winner will get a $25 gift card to the Windows Phone Store. You can use it to buy apps and games in the Windows Phone Store, Windows Store or Xbox Store.

We'll pick a winner Tuesday night (February 17) at 11:59 PM ET. Winners will be announced in a blog post for the contest next week.

Quick PSA: We've set up dedicated sub-forum in the Windows Central forums to keep the photo contests in one location going forward. You should bookmark this page, so you never miss a contest.

Good luck and have fun!

Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

  • Nice pic of Kings X
  • Congrats to Brian... And a great new theme.
  • Congratulations Brian, great work on the photo... Amazing...
  • The first picture reminds me of the MS SQL Server logo.
  • I'm still annoyed taptalk failed every time I tried to insert a photo
  • Beautiful photography by Brian! Really loved it, appears like a painting to me :D
  • Guess I'll just take a picture of MS's poor marketing over the past 5 years.....
    It should be easy to recognize a pattern there.. :-)
  • what place is that
  • Kings Cross in London....
  • Never gonna post in the contest ever again there were some other photos better than this even mine was better huh
  • ZOMG you thought your entry was better? REALLY?! Sore loser, much?
  • If I see you when I'm in Kings Cross, I am going to repeatedly "Seems faster" to see if it's any funnier in person.
  • Awesome, I love this Weekly Photo Contest... You, WC team are amazing!!