Sunday Stills – it’s all about the texture
What happens when you visit a beautiful private garden open to the public on a gorgeous spring day, with your sister and brother-in-law who are fabulous photographers?
This happens 🙂
A trip out to Forest Glade Gardens near Mt Macedon today, provided an excellent day of photography for all concerned! And it was very timely because texture is this week’s prompt for Terri’s Sunday Stills photo challenge.
Now if I’m honest, and I usually am, texture has always been hard for me to get my head around in terms of photography. I don’t know why, but it has, and so I took the opportunity of being with expert photographers to pick their brains and experiment with texture.
What is texture, especially in relation to photography?
I have asked this question a lot lately!
I asked because I didn’t really know the answer and I wanted to understand. I did some online research and it sort of became clearer to me.
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. Source
I asked my sister and brother-in-law to explain what texture means to them, in just a few words, and here are their thoughts.
Tim – contrasts, pattern and dimension
Sharon – variances in shape and tone
So after all that, what have I decided?
I’ve chosen the words detail, vibrancy and patterns to describe what texture means to me.
I hope my photos of texture in nature, show some of the detail and patterns I wanted to capture. I’ve still got a lot to learn!
This is me!
Here is a photo of me in the delightful Daffodil Meadow, taken by my sister and used with her permission. I’ve sent a request to my husband to see if we can have a Daffodil Meadow in our garden!
I’ve enjoyed sharing these texture shots and the day out in these amazing gardens was fabulous. As I was wandering about the gardens, I was reminded of this quote by Aristotle.
Art takes nature as its model.
What does texture mean to you? I’d be very interested to hear your thoughts on the subject too.
Feel free to leave a comment below. I always love hearing from you!
On a similar subject my friend Suz from Global Housesitter x 2 has written a great post about photography where she asks – Are you a Photographer?
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