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 – Try to mix your texture with other colours and patterns
Having been in Sydney for a few days the camera had a workout. The Sydney Botanic Gardens were a source of inspiration as we wandered around in the sunshine. This is the Sausage Tree (Kigelia Africania) and I loved the contrast of textures, the smooth soft green and emerging apricot flowers against the rough, gnarly texture of the trunk. The patterns here are very random so not sure if I have interpreted the “brief” correctly.Another photo from Sydney. This time as we headed toward the Botanic Garden we came across a delightful sculpture festival in Woolloomooloo (I love how that name rolls off your tongue) . The texture of the boardwalk contrasts beautifully with the smooth glass texture of the sculpture, and what a rich colour.I would like to take this one home and put it in the garden…
Jude will make your mouth water with her interpretation of this weeks assignment. See it here.