20/20 Photo Challenge : March, Texture #3

This month we are looking 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.

This week’s assignment – Play with angles. This might mean getting down on your stomach to shoot upwards. Or zoom in to focus on the texture and not the subject itself.

sydney jc 122 cropWe have just come back from an interesting 4 days in Sydney. It was a spur of the moment decision to do something different to celebrate our combined birthdays.

(A post will be coming soon when I have sorted the photos and my thoughts) 

Needless to say we took LOTS of photos.

I wonder if you can work out what the above photo is all about? There is an abundant draping of Dichondra and can you see some Spanish Moss and the beautiful smooth bark of a gum tree. Do you notice what appears to be the texture of black rubber in the top left corner. But what are those 3 metal looking spikes???

Well this is a delightful, natural sculpture that I spotted in the Sydney Botanic Garden and zoomed in to capture the detail I thought it would be perfect for this weeks photo challenge…sydney jc 122_3000x4000Jude has given us an intriguing close up of an unusual flower. Go here to take a look.


  1. When I saw the spikes I thought of a koala’s paw, but it seemed very odd. The sculpture is wonderful. So sad that so many of them lost their lives in the fires. Thank you for joining me again PP, I shall look forward to seeing many more photos from your trip 😁

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