Tag Archives: textures

Seaweed on Shingle

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December 16, 2019 · 5:00 pm

Abstract Textures in blue (mostly!)

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August 10, 2019 · 8:00 am

Fuschia by the waterwall

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October 15, 2017 · 8:00 am

Pebble beauty

 

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Shapes, colours and textures on the shore

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June 17, 2016 · 8:00 am

Surf boards at rest

 

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Faces from Africa (1)

Face to face

 

A few years ago, at an auction sale, I bought a collection of, what I think are, African masks and carvings.  They fascinated me although I knew (and still know) nothing of their true ethnic origins.  They were bought purely for their decorative properties.  It seemed a good idea at the time but I have never found a use for them, nor was I able to raise any interest on ebay!  Perhaps their hour has come!

The average height of the originals is around 30cm.  Because they are individual items I have ‘created’ backgrounds that I feel to be appropriate and have occasionally adjusted saturation and contrast levels to make details a little more clear.  It is my intention to post the resulting images in small groups under the heading Faces from Africa.  This post comprises the first selection.

 

 

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Grasses dancing in the sunshine

I particularly enjoyed the light, the movement, the textures and the colours in this scene.  Beauty in chaos!

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Cow parsley (anthriscus sylvestris) bordering the buttercup field

This image is a study in monochrome, silhouettes and textures.

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Abstract 177

I like this image  ….  a lot!  I like its free flowing lines of different weight and thickness, the variety of textures, and the interconnectedness of random shapes.  The (almost) complete absence of colour encourages my eyes to explore the movements and rhythms within the image.

I’ve not attempted to suggest a narrative title  –  I just enjoy the piece on its own terms.

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Free as a bird

It is strange how pictures sometimes take over the imagination and reveal layers of interpretation that were not originally planned.  I was initially attracted to this feather because of the pattern and texture produced by the raindrops.  I then decided to emphasize the natural divisions by separating them and discovered that in doing so I had effectively created the impression of bars  –  perhaps the bars of a cage or of a prison cell.  Suddenly the picture took on a whole new life  –  it became heavily laden with symbolism.  The title is deliberately ambiguous to accommodate a wide range of interpretations.

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On the quay

A quay or harbour can be an plentiful source for a photographer with an interest shapes, patterns, textures etc as the selection below illustrate:

Mooring ring

Disused fishing net

Fisherman’s keep box

Lobster pots

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Rock face pattern

Rock face pattern

The incredible patterns and textures of this section of rock face provided the starting point for Abstract 102

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