356: TexturedPosted: September 14, 2011
Textured is the theme for this week’s WordPress Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge. Boy, that’s a mouthful. Not the textured part. The WordPress, etc., etc. I could use that to fill up some space when I’m doing my morning pages.
Texture is an interesting challenge. It’s something we usually associate with the sense of touch. Tactile texture. It is often used in the visual arts — visual texture — as a way to portray something realistically, or to give it some grit or feel, to make it more visually interesting.
Texture is the most enduring and ubiquitous underpinning of form… certainly a calming, meditative and appealing world for both eye and mind.
~ Linda Lehmann
Indifference is isolation. In difference is texture and wonder.
~ Edwin Schlossberg
Little moments can have a feeling and a texture that is very real.
~ Ralph Fiennes
There are many ways to incorporate texture into a photograph. One way to show or use texture, especially in flowers, is by taking away the color. The details can sometimes be swallowed up by brilliant colors. Desaturate the photo, even a little, and it brings out the details and textures. The lumps and bumps. The nooks and crannies. The silky smoothness.
The past becomes a texture, an ambience to our present.
~ Paul Scott
Knowing I had a full day ahead of me, I decided to take my walk early today.
I am beginning to have a great appreciation (love) for the early morning light. (The kitties above, by the way, were photographed at sunset a few days ago. Another one of those “golden hours.”)
With texture on the brain, so to speak, I went back into the woods again.
The woods are a good place to find textures. Layers and layers of textures.
I’ve noticed a lot of changes lately. In the woods, the undergrowth is beginning to die back. Outside of the woods, there are more yellowjackets and fewer dragonflies. A few weeks ago we saw a lot of swallowtail butterflies. Now it appears to be monarch butterfly season.
I was astonished to see that most of the jewelweed flowers have disappeared almost overnight. There are still a few in the sunny spots but for the most part, it’s going to seed.
The leaves on the dogwood tree are changing color. Some of the goldenrod, the early bloomers, are already turning brown. The ironweed is pretty much finished for the season while the asters are beginning to peak.
Autumn is, no doubt, just around the corner.
That’s about it from the Bogs for today. Thanks so much for dropping by and exploring a small part of the world of textures with me. 🙂