Texture theme


Joseph Leotta – Bronx, New York

This turned out to be a more difficult task than I first though.  Plenty of ideas for photos that would convey texture, but none were working out as well as I had hoped for. I had a great shot of foot prints in sand, but it looked too typical, rivets in rows on a steel beam didn’t convey enough texture.  Then I came across this one in my files when I scanning thru them trying to get ideas, and I knew I found it.

Eastchester Bay shore line rocky coast off Pelham Bay Park. I had to lay down flat to get the camera lens into this crevice on this rock formation.

Nikon D300 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Shot at 18 mm AE, 1/160 sec, f/16, ISO 250


Matthew Brennan – Birregurra, Victoria, Australia 


Summer 2009, Lake Colac, a local shallow volcanic lake is fully empty for the first time in decades after prolonged drought conditions……..  The mud on the lake floor was all cracked up making for interesting patterning and on mass, a great textural change from the still water surface.  I found this abandoned rusting boat anchor a few hundred yards from the lake shore and used it as a foreground subject.

Only 18 months later the lake is now virtually full again due to drought breaking rains in my part of Australia. 

I used stacked a 0.9 soft edged and 0.6 hard edged Lee ND grads on this exposure.  Taken on a tri-pod with my D700 + 17-35mm AF-S Nikkor @ 17mm, f/8, 1/60th sec, ISO 400


Filip Lucin – Cakovec, Croatia

I rarely photograph such motives. I should do it more often. 🙂 But I’ve browsed trough some of my photos and found this one from series I’m doing, named “My town, in different view”. These are roofs on the benches in the town market. I hope you’ll find this photo interesting.

Greetings, Filip.


Stanley Beck – Jackson, Mississippi

Windsor Castle Ruins, Port Gibson, Mississippi

Nikon D200, ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/500 sec.


Gej Jones – East Lansing Michigan

I took this photo in 2004 while visiting the San Francisco Botanical Garden.  I was really taken with the tree and its roots.  I hope you like it as much as I do.


Haig Tchamitch – Scottsdale, Arizona

This is a type of grass that the natives use for making rope etc…

The background is a rather large saguaro.

Pentax k20d + DA*50-135 @ 108mm. f/5.6, 1/800 sec, ISO 200


Jana Hughes – Brisbane Queensland, Australia


Hello Everybody,

this special edition theme has been very easy for me to realise, as I have a separate file containing hundreds of textures, I photograph them everywhere, I use them to overlay my portraits, so any texture could be useful. This one is from a rusty old steam engine in Rosewood near Brisbane. I liked this one a lot, as the rust really shows clearly. 

Shot with Nikon D700, 24-70mm f/2.8@ISO 200, f/4.5, 1/2500s 

I look forward to seeing your photos. 



 Jens V Frederiksen – Elsinore, Denmark

Texture, the ’small’ way.

Oak from a still standing 300 year old house, exposed to sun, rain and snow for all these years.

Looking forward to see how different we approach this.



Jim Fredriksson – Long Island, New York

Cropped square (almost)

Subject:  Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’ – Purple Fountain Grass

Title: “Fuzzy”

 Canon EOS 20D ,1/80s  F6.3 ISO 400   No flash  55 mm


Joseph Leotta, Junior – New York, New York

2 different textures at the Lake Champlain shoreline


Ken Yamamoto – Tokyo, Japan

A nice lamp at a bar.

D700, 24mm, f/1.4, 1/60s, ISO720 (AUTO)


Peggy Grissom – Tupelo, Mississippi

Hello all,
I believe I have never before spent so much time thinking about a photo before.  I’ve been looking for texture in everything I see for two weeks.  This was a very hard assignment to me, but I think it was good for me.  I was not happy with anything I came up with, so I’m taking a little leeway, I guess.  But what I hope my photo shows is old texture, and young texture,  held together with love texture! 
F/2.8, 1/400s, ISO 640, 50mm lens


Rick Dohme – Tampa, Florida

I spend a couple of hours early Sat. morn. playing with my new lens at the Botanical Gardens. Got alot of shots that I’m real happy with. I’ve been looking for a good AF 300 2.8 used for 2 yrs. I really got a good deal on this one. My daughter may not get a car for a while though. 🙂 I took alot of shot of this spider to get the exposure I liked. I thought of texture as soon as I saw the sun reflecting in his web. Nikon D3, AIS 300 2.8 D11 ED, 300mm, 160SS, F/8, ISO 200, Mono pod.


Alejandro Held – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hello All
A sculpture, taken in ArteBA, 2 months ago. 

Nikon D300 + 18-200 VR @ 44mm – f 4.5 – 1/250 – ISO 1000


Greg Kowalczewski – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Blue snow. 

Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-200 VRII, 135 mm @ 1/801 sec @ f/2.8 and ISO 200 (AP, UV filter).


Jeannean R – McAllen, Texas

The nail

D90/Sigma 150mm combo.



Ertugrul Kilic – Paramaribo, Suriname / South America

Nikon D2Xs, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D AF, Aperture Priority, f/2, 1/60sec, ISO450, ExposureBiasValue -0.67

I was walking carefully for the texture theme and got some shoots but some missed…. My photo captured one week ago. I was at one of local Sunday market at 06:30 with one of my photographer friend from Holland. Freshly harvested Surinamese habanero ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habanero ) chili’s ready to sell. This is hand held shoot from top and I just converted it to JPG with Capture NX2. Hope you like it. Take care and many cheers you to all. Friendly Regards,

Ertugrul Kilic


Roberta Davidson – Destrehan, Louisiana

This subject really had me stumped as to how to express texture in a 

photo.   When the subject was first announced I immediately though 

about the soft feel of feathers.

I did some macro shots of feathers, but wanted to try a different 

route.     So I hope you like my non macro interpretation of feathers.


Ken Papai – San Rafael, California


China Camp State Park (Marin County) — Canon EOS 10S camera — color print film scanned.

 Inlets of the wet, marshy region.  Cropped to square.



Grant Tanner – Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Special Texture Bonus photo

The Butterfly – Jeannean R

shot with the D90/Sigma 150mm combo.



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