I love the challenge of portraying textures in a photo – it isn’t always easy! Here, yesterday, I spotted these beech leaves. This hedge is made more interesting by the presence of one copper beech among all the other ordinary ones, which only augments the contrast between the glossy flat upper surfaces, and the fluffy, hairy edges of the youngest leaves. Nature is fascinating.It's kind to share!
Looking round my garden yesterday (June 18) I was glad to find these baby apples starting to swell. I’m hopeful of a good crop this year. From a photographic point of view, though, I love it when I can successfully capture some sense of the texture of something – in this case, that slight furriness, left from when the flower dies back to leave the beginnings of a fruit. Try clicking on the picture to enlarge it, and I think you’ll see what I mean. I’m not always successful, mind!It's kind to share!
OK, so these are clementines, not oranges, but I’m thinking of the colour orange. The real point I’m making in this photo is that monochrome doesn’t have to necessarily mean black and white; any colour can be chosen to dominate a picture, with interesting effects. Here, the absense of variety of colour leads the eye to study the patterns caused by texture, instead.