Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured

texture

Texture on an Untextured Surface

This photo did not turn out

the way I expected,

at all.

No. I chose a very high gloss background and aimed just right. I thought it would all be much more clear, much more obviously smooth.

But look!

Up close. (Click on the photo.)

I was shocked at the amount of texture hiding on this high gloss surface. Just shocked.

So, surprise! Texture on an absolutely smooth surface. Who’d have thought?

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13 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured

  1. PCGuyIV says:

    It’s hard to find a truly “smooth” surface, especially when it gets exposed to the glaring light of a flash. If you don’t mind my asking, what kind of camera & flash are you using?

    • katharinetrauger says:

      I do not mind your asking, at all.
      My camera is a simple digital, one that doesn’t mind if I throw it into a purse and leave it in the car in summer. It is a Vivitar Vivicam 5386. Most of the time, I am in the learning mode with it. I have no attachments. Whatever comes with that model is what I used.
      The shot I posted was not the best of all the ones I saved for later inspection. However, being out of town, and unprepared for the weekly photo challenge–camera at home–I inspected all I had on my computer and was elated to find the pebbling and scratches I presented as “texture”. I believe it served me well, as I have gained three new subscriptions today. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Josette says:

    Katharine! Happy to see you in a whole new context. For me it’s a creative blog, and for you, I notice a new WordPress theme ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope all is well! Happy Korean Thanksgiving!

    • katharinetrauger says:

      Wow! Josette! Welcome back from summer vacation! It is good to see you, too! Hope you had a wonderful rest. Yes, I am trying a new theme for awhile. Thanks for noticing. You make me feel like I just got a new dress and you noticed! ๐Ÿ™‚ So, what is the occasion for Korean Thanksgiving?–harvest? some other historical event? I’m just curous. Never knew Korea celebrated Thanksgiving. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Josette says:

        Sorry it took so long to reply. I couldn’t find your link. As for Korean Thanksgiving, check my post http://wp.me/pBbcr-9f. And I guess I noticed your “new dress” because it seems to suit you more than the dark colors of the previous theme. I don’t know you much, but you seem to be someone who shines a light on others, and your blog should have the same effect ๐Ÿ™‚ Take care Katharine!

        • katharinetrauger says:

          Oh, thank you, Josette! You have paid me the highest compliment because I want nothing more than to shine a light for others–the light of Jesus.

          I tried the last one for a while because I prefer red, but it was too dark, wasn’t it! I like this theme because it reminds me of writing as a high schooler. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the link. Been out of town, but will go there soon. So glad you are back, Josette!

    • katharinetrauger says:

      Thanks, Kate! I enjoy texture and almost any photo has some combination that can show it. However, this one I devised to try and show the natural habitat of the lavender–amidst rock–and, truthfully, the black background was just an experiment. Funny how having a camera in the hand makes things happen. ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, and I collect antique bottles, so this tiny one was available for a small bouquet, which service it provides quite often.

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