20/20 Photo Challenge : March, Texture #1

Another month and a change of assignment from Jude…

This month we are going to look at textures. While the structure of an object is its form, the material from which it is made constitutes its texture. Is it hard or soft, smooth or rough?  You are aiming at translating texture visually, bringing life and energy to a photo through shape, tone and colour. Study the texture and forget about the object. Texture becomes the subject here.

Week one : Find something smooth and get in close.

Cooly Rocks pc 116_4000x3000The Cooly Rocks festival held on the Gold Coast every year celebrates everything from the 50’s and 60’s and of course the large shiny cars were a treasured possession.Samford valley art trail pc 073_4000x3000They are polished to perfection.Samford valley art trail pc 072The next photo is an incredible glass sculpture that shone reflections in all the colours of the rainbow.garden October 1 pc 022I have not got in too close to the next subject as everything was shiny. The piano, the leather stool, the panels and door and even the staircase, all lovingly polished by some diligent house keeper.QUT Brisbane-17Finally Jack has added a photo this week he took at the University of Sydney. He was fascinated by the swirly patterns reflected in the shiny stainless steel bordering the staircase.UTS building Surry Hills 092

UTS building Surry Hills 077

Jude is hosting a “20/20 Photo Challenge” (here are the assignments). Each month she sets a new theme and gives tips about what to look for.



  1. Lots of smooth textures here PP. I love the cars with their shiny bumpers and lacquered paint. The staircase is amazing too, though it could be a little bit disorientating. Enjoy Sydney!

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    • I took so many photos of cars it was hard to choose just a couple. That staircase was quite amazing when you walked down it. Ok Sydney here we come tomorrow, cameras charged, extra memory cards with us too…👍


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