Another month has come and gone, and it’s been an incredibly busy one with fall sessions, head shots, illness, and Halloween. In fact, it has been so busy that I barely had any opportunities to shoot for myself, including new work for the TEXTURE theme. I am disappointed, as I deeply love textures – both visual and otherwise. Hopefully this collection of past work underscores this truth. As usual, I struggled to cull my images to only six! I easily could have shared only macro botanical images, but looked for a wider set of subjects which I believe exemplify textures’ contributions to photography.
I am drawn to hardware, aged metal, aged wood, and – of course – textures. I was walking along a canal in Washington, DC when I stumbled upon this extraordinarily beautiful and simple hardware.
The smooth texture of the water, along with cool tones, are what truly elevate this otherwise ordinary duck photo to something more, in my eyes.
A fun childhood moment – their first (clueless) adventure with Fun Dip. Their innocence, the reflections, and the gritty texture of the candy make this photo for me.
“Buds and Bugs,” more commonly known as “macro photography” is one of my favorite photography styles. I have boundless love for looking at the world at this scale. There are so many wonderful textures, subtle variations in color, and so on that can be seen when we slow down to take it all in.
Crypt Door at Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France. The light beyond, the intriguing bat design, and the aged metal texture and color make this one of my favorite images from my winter afternoon at the cemetery. I became fascinated in the ways in which people honor their loved ones in death in the late 90s and seek out old, interesting cemeteries when I get the chance.
Mist. Is mist a texture? I could have included any number of other images, but I think mist is an interesting texture! Strong sunlight behind my family cast our shadows on quickly moving mist at Yellowstone National Park this summer. It was such an interesting phenomenon as our shadows quickly changed sizes, shapes, and definition. The air is so dry at home in Colorado, it’s hard to imagine such a scene, but this is yet another fascinating occurrence around the thermal features in Yellowstone.
Thank you so much for dropping by to see my take on TEXTURE. Now, please visit Sharleen N Stuart Photography to see her take on it, and continue the circle blog to view and comment on everyone’s work.