It seems I touch it, feel it, but don’t photograph it! Why else would I have such a poor showing of textures (one of the senses I adore to explore, especially the bark of trees!).
So, from a lack of texture, The Greasy Pole Competition, through using changes in texture to make brass rubbings, the incredible skin of a couple of fruit, peeling birch bark and the old plank bench at the edge of the Fairy Forest just outside Turbenthal, a little gallery in response to Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week.
Go immediately to see Ailsa’s wondrous rocky Zion National Park shot, and other “Texture” entries.
Every time I see a tree with wonderfully textured bark, I think of you, but my little camera’s not up to really fine macro photography. Your photos are wonderful!
Thank you Keira. And thanks for thinking of me when you see those plane trees, etc. 🙂
You did an excellent job! I love the brass- rubbing photo! z
It was a fascinating way to explore the countryside, and history. Margareth Cheney was in Heaver, where Anne Boleyn came from, so we got to double dip … and woke in the morning to a fairyland of white – it had snowed all night and we were captives in Heaver for an extra day, until the roads were cleared.
Lovely photos, as always my friend 🙂
Mark – how kind you are! Thanx 🙂
All beautiful textures. I love the double durian the most; I can almost feel it as I can rubbing my hand over the plank bench.
Extraordinary, aren’t they? In my mind they’re like giant pongy hand-grenades! The old plank bench is one of my favourite shots – S thought I was nuts, but it looks so beautiful to me, with its silvery patina and the feathery moss, brittle leaves …
Great selection of texture here, Meredith. I´m hard pushed to choose my favourite when I hear such words as Fairy Forest, but it´s a toss-up between the two fruits, for me!
Lovely photos 🙂
They feel amazing when you run your hand over them, just so 🙂
The real test for texture for me is the feeling not the seeing… I’d like to run my hands over the peeling bark in the Fairy Forest, but for visual, the double durian packs a wallop, as well as for its smell 🙂
The sensation of the durian’s texture seems to remain on one’s hands as long as the smell … 🙂
Texture is one of my favourite thinks. So tactile. If you can “feel” the texture in a shot you know you have taken a wonderful photo. You have.
Oh, Michelle, how wonderful to hear that! Thank you 🙂
You didn’t do too badly 🙂 The weathered bench and the tree bark are just stunning!
I love the bench shot too, Madhu. The tactility of the tree bark I like, but as a photograph it’s neither here nor there – I guess that’s when a real macro lens is what’s required 🙂
Texture everywhere… varied and interesting … Good job. I like your new template. 😉
Thank you, and thanks for the feedback on the new theme. I’m pleased with it too, Elizabeth, though I would prefer a sort of contents display for the home page – but the photographs look good, and I prefer the larger, san serif typeface.
Wonderful selections for the texture 🙂
Thanks Amy, glad you liked them 🙂
You’ve been to such fabulous places! I always wondered what a Durrian looked like.
They look wonderful, don’t they? And they taste wonderful, but I can’t get past the smell, i won’t try to describe that 🙂
Another great series…I love those wooden stars
I wish I also had shots of them in the winter, with their snow caps on 🙂
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I think this is a great gallery!
Thanks, TRS – glad you enjoyed it 🙂