Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured

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?

Published by Katharine

Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

13 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured

  1. 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?

    1. 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. πŸ™‚

      1. Sounds about like my camera. I’ve got an older Kodak EasyShare CX7330. It doesn’t do too bad of a job, but part of me misses my Canon AE1 with all the bells & whistles, but who has time or money for photo development any more?

  2. 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 πŸ™‚ Hope all is well! Happy Korean Thanksgiving!

    1. 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! πŸ™‚ So, what is the occasion for Korean Thanksgiving?–harvest? some other historical event? I’m just curous. Never knew Korea celebrated Thanksgiving. πŸ™‚

      1. 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 πŸ™‚ Take care Katharine!

        1. 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. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the link. Been out of town, but will go there soon. So glad you are back, Josette!

    1. 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. πŸ™‚ 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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