All is quiet in the Hardisty household. Our summer visitors have gone and No 1 son is currently sitting in Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands, awaiting a flight to take up residence again in the mysterious orient. For him it’s a new adventure, as he has said goodbye to Hong Kong.
But for me, I’m sitting here, half asleep, it was a very early run to the airport this morning, trying to think about this weeks challenge.
So anyway, let’s get on with the textures. Starting with this one taken on a promenade. There are so many individual tiles here, I gave up trying to count them.
As you can guess from the photograph below, I’m not in the UK. Look at the wooden balcony and the cobblestones. It’s the colours as well, they make the photograph look rich.
And so to some bronze statues I found in a park. I like bronze, not only to photograph, but the feel, Unlike marble or stone you can really feel the textures and once bronze gets weathered, you get some amazing colours.
Now this was an interesting photograph I took in Lisbon. It was an old ruined house, near the docks. All painted with the stone showing through and just as an added extra, a tatty pigeon sitting on the window frame.
Another bronze statue, look at the colours here. It’s caused by tarnishing of copper, one of the metals used when making bronze.
Texture, textures, textures and more textures, there are lots of them evident in the next photograph.
In the photograph below I was tempted to capture just the pattern, but to be honest, I thought the pattern on it’s own would look lost. You have to see the overall picture to really appreciate the pattern.
Photography has an amazing ability to capture the fine detail of surface textures. But far too often these intricate patterns are loved by the photographer for their own sake. The richness of texture fascinates the eye and the photographer falls easy prey to such quickly caught complexities. The designs mean nothing in themselves and are merely pictorially attractive abstractions. A central problem in contemporary photography is to bring about a wider significance in purely textural imagery. – Arthur Tress
Well that’s it for this week and I hope you liked the selection of photographs. As usual, here’s what others are saying about this weeks challenge.
Textures – Emovere
ashstylegourmet’s Blog WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE- TEXTURES
Beach Reflections, Tofino, BC – Jane Lurie Photography
Texture in Photo Essay – On a mission
Weekly Photo Challenge- Texture – Dragonfly’s Dance
Texture – kriztyne
18-200 mm View Smooth
Writings from the Meadow Texture – weekly photo challenge
Weekly Photo Challenges – Sea Shells on Sea Shore – Celina2609’s Blog
Shi Yali Photography Tenacious Roots Textures