Travel Theme: Texture

Tile Roof - Phenom Phen, Cambodia
Tile Roof – Phenom Phen, Cambodia

The texture of an object is often what makes it photographically interesting. That play of light and shadow along with color is what makes for a successful photograph. The surface of everything, whether in nature or man made, has texture. It is the visible or tactile quality of the surface. Black and white images usually allow for the texture of the subject to be more perceivable because the distraction of color is gone.

Here are a few images of man made things that I like for their interesting texture. Which is your favorite?

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Thanks Ailsa for this week’s Travel Theme: Texture.

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Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

This Post Has 16 Comments

  1. All of your images are great for the theme, but that Calcutta street car is so stunning; definitely my favourite. 🙂

    1. Thanks AD. The street car definitely has texture.

  2. I replied it once but I reiterate. Textures are good to look but I feel so iffy when I think about my palms touching them. Rusty or smooth metals, that stair, that solid wood….Yikes! Awesome pictures as always fotografer.

    1. Thanks Rommel. So you would not mind touching the fuzz on a peach but not so the scales on a snake? Me too.

  3. Now you’ll be out there sneaking up on painted walls. I can see the headline: photographer arrested for stalking painted walls.

    1. Well why not. I’ve/we have already been busted for stalking pottery. 🙂

  4. As always, thank you for the inspiration. Now I’m inspired to pay more attention to texture because of your insights. My favorite here is the tile roof, reminds me of fish scales. Interesting now to realize that some photographs are capable of conjuring up mental images of things completely unrelated. 🙂

    1. Thank you for your comment. You are kind.

      My favorite is the tile roof as well. You are close. They actually represent the scales on a dragon to fool and ward off evil spirits.

    1. Thanks. Allows for the textures to stand out from the colors, or so it seemed to me.

  5. Hello Ron…
    Love the stairs!!!!

    1. Thank you. This was a fun challenge to put together.

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