Travel theme: Texture

Texture adds something wonderful to a photo, drawing you into the image and creating impact. Texture can highlight details on the surface of an object; macro photography often works with texture in such detail that it is not immediately apparent and not necessary to recognize what the object is. The beauty is in the detail.  Texture in relationship with other  elements in a photograph can create drama, and it can also provide information about the object being photographed. Here are a few textural photographs I snapped on my travels through the US.

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The dramatic patterns in stone of Zion National Park’s Checkerboard Mesa

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A San Fransisco rooftop

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The splayed end of a fallen redwood in California

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A closeup of the spectacular colours of Utah variscite

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More of Utah’s rocky wonders in closeup

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Peridot up close and personal

Contrast (in tone or colour), curves (more curves!) and patterns are interesting components of textural photography. I’d love to see your take on the theme.

If you’d like to join in, create your own post between now and next Friday, title it “Travel theme: Texture” and put a link to this page in your blog post to make it easy for others to find your post.  Don’t forget to check back in next Friday for a new travel theme.

About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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332 Responses to Travel theme: Texture

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  2. Rebekah says:

    Hi Ailsa … it’s been some time — I’ve been away, but here’s my ‘texture’ 🙂

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  5. Hi Ailsa, here is my contribution to the Travel Theme on Texture. Thanks for inspiring this post.

  6. ranu802 says:

    Thank you for your most interesting post.Until I saw your post,I didn’t observe nature so closely.This gives me extra incentive to look around and see what I can see in my dear city!

  7. Grapson! says:

    Excellent pics and quite informative commentary. Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Nice photos that truly represent a multitude of textures in everyday life – thanks for visiting my blog.

  9. Peridot and Zion images my favs here! – Renee

  10. RDoug says:

    I do love your texture shots.

  11. Wow, that`s some AWESOME photography! Hey, thanks for visiting my new blog!

  12. Interesting and beautiful!:)

  13. kinsahays says:

    Thanks again for liking my posts. I really like this texture one as I’m a painter and love to use a palette knife for textural effects.

  14. mary mageau says:

    I love your themes and the stunning way youu present them with photography. I’ll be following your blog regularly.

  15. Iamrcc says:

    Thank you for coming again and liking my post “Yellow Moon”.

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