Mini Challenge #292.........TEXTURE

shawncshawnc shawncPosts: 268Registered Users Major grins
edited November 5, 2019 in The Dgrin Challenges

This topic has been done before and generated some beautiful images.
Texture in photography subjects are everywhere. From types of art like sculptures, pottery, paintings, and so on.
When talking about photography, texture refers to the visual quality of the surface of an object, revealed through variances in shape, tone and color depth. Texture brings life and vibrance to images that would otherwise appear flat and uninspiring.

Please limit your post to 1-3 of your favorite images where TEXTURE is the main Emphasis.

This challenge will end Nov. 29, 2019 Midnight.
I will post a few examples of my idea of TEXTURE.

Historic Texture, El Rancho Hotel, NM.

Twisted Old Saguaro Arm

Or Just a 200 year old Red Barn Door at an Idaho Cattle Ranch

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3. Any photo you’ve taken is eligible, regardless of when taken or camera used, but for this challenge new photo's are strongly encouraged.
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Comments

  • shawncshawnc shawnc Posts: 268Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 5, 2019

    There's a few to get started

    Canon 5DII/5D/ 50D/70-200 2.8L IS/ 24-70 2.8L/ 10-22 USM/ 85 1.8/ 50 1.4 / 580ex + II /
    http://www.shawncarden.smugmug.com/
  • Herman AuerHerman Auer Major grins Posts: 419Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 5, 2019
    1. Norwegian Shrimp

    2. Razor Clams

    3. Logs

      :)

    My motto: To learn more today, than I knew yesterday!

    Nikon gear & some lenses.
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins

    Why just two?

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • shawncshawnc shawnc Posts: 268Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 4, 2019

    Well GrandmaR, Looks like I needed to read the Unofficial General rules....
    I have added them to my original message above. Enter 1-3 photos and put them in a single post.

    Canon 5DII/5D/ 50D/70-200 2.8L IS/ 24-70 2.8L/ 10-22 USM/ 85 1.8/ 50 1.4 / 580ex + II /
    http://www.shawncarden.smugmug.com/
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,009Super Moderators moderator

    Great theme Shawn! Here are 3 of mine:

    1 Brick texture

    2 Silky texture

    3 Both gritty and soft texture

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 5, 2019

    1. Four generations - the effect of age on Skin texture

    2. Needlepoint sampler of stitches

    3. Pastrami sandwich

    Explanation: #1 has 4 hands - my mother's hand with the colorful hospital bands at 97 years old - my hand with the watch band at the top when I was 68, my daughter's hand (almost invisible} with the nicely manicured nails - age 37 and her baby's hand.
    2- it is normal to have a sampler of crewel stitches, but I had a book by Erica Wilson which had many different kind of needlepoint stitches illustrated - more than just the normal needlepoint tent stitch. So I did a needlepoint for my mother (who was an iris judge) with the different stitches and put it on her footstool for her.
    3 I like to take photos of food. For a picture to be appetizing, you have to show the texture of the food IMO.

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 5,294Registered Users Major grins

    Great theme!

    For me taking photo's of textures leads to slightly more abstract images.

    1: Boarding + brick

    2: Peeling bunker cladding

    3: Rock with wormholes

    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins

    Peter I really like the abstracts - particularly the first one.

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • shawncshawnc shawnc Posts: 268Registered Users Major grins

    There are some really nice Texture photos being posted.
    Some of which kinda made me Hungry grandmaR and Herman Auer.
    Don't stop Now!!
    Really nice images Pegelli. The Bunker & wormholes are great.

    Canon 5DII/5D/ 50D/70-200 2.8L IS/ 24-70 2.8L/ 10-22 USM/ 85 1.8/ 50 1.4 / 580ex + II /
    http://www.shawncarden.smugmug.com/
  • shawncshawnc shawnc Posts: 268Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 8, 2019

    @JAG said:
    Great theme Shawn! Here are 3 of mine:
    1 Brick texture
    2 Silky texture
    3 Both gritty and soft texture

    Bricks are definitely a good way to find Texture, and I really like the Silky.

    Canon 5DII/5D/ 50D/70-200 2.8L IS/ 24-70 2.8L/ 10-22 USM/ 85 1.8/ 50 1.4 / 580ex + II /
    http://www.shawncarden.smugmug.com/
  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaPosts: 2,162Registered Users Major grins

    Here are my three:

    Bricks, wood & wheels

    Hoh Rain Forest

    The variable fields of the Palouse

  • StueveShotsStueveShots Major grins PNW MountiansPosts: 542Registered Users Major grins

    Fun topic! Here are mine:

    1. Frost (on my ragtop)

    2. Marbles (on my sidewalk)

    3. Leaf (in Hawaii)

  • DavidRGillespieDavidRGillespie Chilliwack, British Columbia, CanadaPosts: 482Registered Users Many Grins

    Great challenge @shawnc , and so many great images. My contributions...

    1. texture as abstract

    1. Silky texture

    1. Slimy texture

  • slpollettslpollett Major grins Posts: 1,078Registered Users Major grins

    I'll give it a whirl.

    1. Boots

    2. Reminders of Dad

    3. Clover & Rust

    Sherry P.

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,358Registered Users Major grins

    I had a really tough time narrowing it down to 3 for this one. The bar has been set pretty high by the other entries - hopefully mine measure up!

    1) Smooth stone, fine sand

    2) Bronze, bricks and stone

    3) Variations of lichen on a bridge railing (stream in the background)

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,009Super Moderators moderator

    I've pm'ed @shawnc to remind him that the time has passed for the closure of this mini challenge. So, I am officially closing it now to new entries, and we will wait 2 days for him to respond with a result of the mini. If no response if given by Monday Dec. 2, then I will post results and exclude my images from judging. Thank you for your patience.

  • shawncshawnc shawnc Posts: 268Registered Users Major grins

    Thank you to all who has participated. This challenge is now closed. I did not take into account being out of town for the thanksgiving holiday when choosing the closing date. I am home now & I will post results shortly. Thank you for your patience.

    Canon 5DII/5D/ 50D/70-200 2.8L IS/ 24-70 2.8L/ 10-22 USM/ 85 1.8/ 50 1.4 / 580ex + II /
    http://www.shawncarden.smugmug.com/
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