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TUESDAYS OF TEXTURE | WEEK 16 OF 2017

“Under the Fall”

“Under the Fall”

Here is my entry for Del Monte Y Mar’s Tuesdays of Texture Challenge Week 16 of 2017.

The ‘texture’ of water. The rolling structure and varying colour is what caused me to make this photo of teh churning water below a local dam. I wasn’t sure if i’d use it for a Tuesday Texture submission, by the more I looked at it the more I was compelled to do so.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm

1/1250 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100

TUESDAYS OF TEXTURE | WEEK 15 OF 2017

“Bark and Lichen”

“Bark and Lichen”

Texture is the most enduring and ubiquitous underpinning of form… certainly a calming, meditative and appealing world for both the eye and mind.
– Lynda Lehmann

Here is my entry for Del Monte Y Mar’s Tuesdays of Texture Challenge Week 15 of 2017.

It’s a very simple composition, a dead branch next to the trail, some of the bark already shed, revealing yet more texture in the wood below. There’s also a bit of lichen growing on the remaining pieces of bark to add a small splash of colour.

I’m finding myself continually drawn to these forms, they are an interesting testament to the cycle of life in the forest, changing from one form to the next. Now that I have a good macro lens, I’m able to document these forms more effectively and enjoy them even more.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm

1/320 sec, f/10.0, ISO 800

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Tuesdays of Texture – Week 13

“Ouch!”

“Ouch!”

“Touch has a memory.”
― John Keats

Here is my entry for Del Monte Y Mar’s Tuesdays of Texture Challenge Week 15 of 2017.

A very brief post for today’s texture and a cliche title. I’m feeling a bit unoriginal right now and really, this cactus had the longest needles, proportionally, that I have ever seen. I would dread bumping into this by accident.

I made the image while on a recent trip to San Jose del Cabo, Mexico and the gardens around the town are filled with cacti. Not surprising, given that this region of Mexico is primarily desert.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/250 sec, f/3.2, ISO 400

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Tuesdays of Texture – Week 14

“Frozen Movement”

“Frozen Movement”

“Dream delivers us to dream, and there is no end to illusion. Life is like a train of moods like a string of beads, and, as we pass through them, they prove to be many-colored lenses which paint the world their own hue. . . . ”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Here is my entry for Del Monte Y Mar’s Tuesdays of Texture Challenge Week 14 of 2017.

Please excuse the contradictory title of this image, but that is how I saw it. The frozen surface of the Lynde Shores Marsh, its protective coating of snow, blown away, looked just like waves, frozen in time.

Though the surface is quite smooth, patches of melted and refrozen snow, add bright highlights, small cracks and imperfections are slightly darker or lighter, depending on their nature. When viewed in isolation, without context, this could be gently rolling waves on a tropical sea, but is in reality, far from it.

Nikon D800
Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G I AF-S VR Zoom @ 210mm
1/250sec, f/9.0, ISO 200

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Tuesdays of Texture – Week 13, 2017

“Eroded”“Eroded”

“In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.”
― Ernst Fischer

Here is my entry for Del Monte Y Mar’s Tuesdays of Texture Challenge Week 13 of 2017.

As I walked the streets of Todos Santos, Mexico a few brief weeks ago, enjoying the architecture, which is so different from home, I spotted this wall along one of the main streets.

It interested me immediately and I took the time to really look at it, to appreciate the textures and colours and create a mental story of the image. The exact location is a memory, but I could probably find it again.

What stood out at first, and what initially got my attention, was the deep reddish colour and grain of the exposed brick against, what at first, appeared to be a bright white wall. It was not till I looked closer that all the sub layers revealed themselves.

There’s the first layer of mortar, which holds the brick together and serves as an initial coating, then another layer of plaster, to smooth it out. That layer seems to have been painted a bright blue, and a subsequent layer of red, since weathered and coated with another layer of creamy adobe.

The crack exposes all these layers in a complex composition of colour and texture that just seems to work. Some may walk by and think it an eyesore, complaining that the building owner should repair it. But, there’s not much rain in this region and it will probably not be attended to for years to come. For some of us, a simple thing like a crack in a wall can become a world of its own, beauty in the mundane, and I’m happy to see it that way.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/320 sec, f/9.0, ISO 200

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Tuesdays of Texture – Week 12, 2017

“Aerial Ridge”

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
― Leonardo da Vinci

Here is my entry for Del Monte Y Mar’s Tuesdays of Texture Challenge Week 12 of 2017.

I  usually chose a window seat when flying. I have a fascination for geography and love watching the countryside far below me. On occasion, a really nice geological feature presents itself, like this ridge of low mountains, somewhere over New Mexico, if my estimations are right. I’d love to be able to have GPS going while flying.

In any case, this large scale texture presented itself to me and I was able to make a decent photograph from the plane window, a challenge in itself. Those who have attempted it themselves will know what I mean.

iPhone 5s back camera @ 4.2mm
1/3400 sec;   f/2.2;   ISO 32

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Tuesdays of Texture – Week 11, 2017

“Passage of Time” - Cabo San Lucas“It’s weird how I am constantly surprised by the passage of time when it’s literally the most predictable thing in the Universe.”
― Randall Munroe

Here is my entry for Del Monte Y Mar’s Tuesdays of Texture Challenge Week 11 of 2017.

Deliberately titled “Passage of Time”, this is a close up view of the famous Cabo San Lucas Arch, located at Land’s End, the natural boundary of the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean. It is the only finisterra (latin for “land’s end”) in the world. The iconic “Arch” is a natural passage between these two bodies of water and is composed of granite dated around 30 million years old, it is and has borne witness to the passage of time.

It’s also believed that the Baja California was at one time an island which joined the mainland as the rest of the peninsula rose from the seas to join up with it.

The wonderful smoothed textures of the cracks intrigued the geologist in me and prompted me to do some more reading on this wonderful location, previously unknown to me. I’ve attached an interesting article if you care to know more about this place.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD @ 270 mm
1/200 sec, f/7.1, ISO 200

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