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Photo Journal/Travel Theme: Texture

It’s my turn this week to join the Weekly Travel Themes by Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney of Where’s My Backpack? Today’s Travel Theme: Texture. Click on the link to view photos from other participants. Texture photography is fun, and I like how texture adds drama to photographs by drawing the person’s attention into details of photos other than shades and colors. Here are a few of my textural photos featuring different places in California. All photos were taken using my iPhone 4. I don’t have an SLR, and I always forget to bring my Canon Powershot digital camera. Haha! Enjoy!

La Jolla, CA

Rock formation from La Jolla Cove. Most likely natural, and not man-made just by looking at the ridges. What do you think?

Universal City, CA

You will find this brick house when you take the Studio Tour in Universal Studios Hollywood. This is one of the photos that I’ll be featuring for a #4ofbrick photo challenge that a friend has asked me to join. All for fun. I have yet to find 3 more brick photos. Where I live, bricks are hard to come by.

Coronado, CA

These are boats for rent (I think; some of these may be owned), and this is the view overlooking the Coronado Bay bridge.

Imperial Beach, CA

Imperial Beach is home to the annual U.S. Open Sand Castle Building Contest that takes place in July. This particular photo was featured in my album, Sapping the Colors, along with the Coronado Bay shot above. I call this shot “Sweet Escape.” After all, beaches are the sweetest escape, don’t you think?

San Diego, CA

This is a lighthouse that can be found in the Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego. This is one of my favorite black and white photos because it has that eerie, “Alfred Hitchcock” feel to it. A friend even said that this photo reminds him of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher.” Quite cryptic, isn’t it?

Here’s an extra photo I didn’t mean to add originally, but when I saw Ailsa’s photo of the Checkerboard Mesa I was reminded of the trip I made to Zion National Park a few years back. I took a bunch of mountain shots using my Sony Cybershot (which I don’t have anymore) but this is one picture that I will always find interesting – and mysterious.

Zion National Park, Utah

Do you see an image of a human face, or the Lion from The Wizard of Oz?

Well, that about wraps up my take on the texture theme. I hope you enjoyed looking at these photos, and I hope to join Myra, Ailsa, and the rest of you for more weekly travel themes. I had fun, and I hope you did, too!

What about you? What is your take on texture photography?

Fats is the Assistant Manager for Circulation Services at the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster, Ohio. She considers herself a reader of all sorts, although she needs to work on her non-fiction reading. Fats likes a good mystery but is not too fond of thrillers. She takes book hoarding seriously and enjoys collecting bookmarks and tote bags. When she is not reading, Fats likes to shop pet apparel for her cat Penny (who absolutely loathes it).

11 comments on “Photo Journal/Travel Theme: Texture

  1. Lovely examples of texture images. My favourite is the lighthouse with the brooding, dark clouds looming overhead.

    Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the trouble to comment. It allowed me to find you here and, after all, who can resist such a great book blog!

    You´ve earned yourself a new follower.


    • Hello Marianne!!

      Most were texture in landscape, and I’m glad you like that lighthouse! Thank you, too, for dropping by Gathering Books! Indeed, who can resist book blogs? Looking forward to more of your photos in upcoming themes!!

      Fats =)


  2. Impressive set of photographs, my love. Now to create a picture book with our photographs. 🙂


    • Awww. Thank you, beautiful!! Haha, yes indeed. A picture book with our photographs in the likes of Dave McKean’s mixed media creations!! =)


  3. The texture from the brick house very inspired me, fantastic!


    • Thank you campanulladellaanna!! =) It might actually be a house made of stones, but I like to pretend it’s brick! Haha! Thank you for dropping by!! =)


  4. All great shots but the lighthouse is my favourite and I agree with your description


    • Wow, thank you for your kind words, Max510! =) I hope to be able to shoot more of these “lighthouse” style / goth-inspired photos. Thanks for visiting!


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