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Contemplative Photography – Texture Assignment

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This is my 3rd entry for the exercises from the book "The Practice of Contemplative Photography", by Andy Karr and Michael Wood. Part 1 is at http://jpgmag.com/stories/18201 , part 2 is at http://jpgmag.com/stories/18217

For this assignment, we turn the page from colour to texture... see http://seeingfresh.com/photo-submissions/texture

I thought this would be easy, because texture is everywhere, just like colour. But as the book states, texture doesn't jump out at you like colour does. It's much more subtle. Also, as the authors say, don't go out and just look for texture, let it come to you, so that you experience the perception. Also, they say to not confuse texture with pattern. You have to let your mind "feel" the texture.

Hmmm, that changes everything, doesn't it?

Well, it seemed much more difficult than the colour assignment, to find subjects, so it took me 3 outings to get 9 decent shots, but they were all shot very close to where I live. I actually saw the night scene without my camera, and had to go home to get my camera, then return. Had lots of time to get my mind around that one!

So, please comment on this project. I really appreciate the feedback.

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