Photography Challenge: Texture

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One of my favorite blogs, all the soft places, has posted an interesting creativity challenge where for the next thirty days its all about creating at least one thing a day, (from 30daysofcreativity.com). She decided to take on the challenge through the lens of her camera, which inspired me to do the same.

For each of the thirty days, she has created a topic in which to photograph,  (to see the complete list, please visit her blog, here).  When I read through the list of topics my muse got so excited I knew I had to participate even if on a limited scale.  I love experimenting with my camera, so this is a great opportunity.  My writing schedule is a bit tight, (along with other creative pursuits), but I figure my camera and I can play at least a couple times week with one or more of the list items.  Once a week, I’ll be posting photographs that result from this challenge.

This week I was inspired by the first subject on the list: Capture an interesting texture.  I wandered into my backyard and it was amazing how a place I see everyday literally transformed into something different.  I didn’t just see plants, trees, stones, and ground cover anymore!  Everything begged to be touched and framed by my camera lens.  I experimented with angles and juxtaposing objects that normally don’t go together.  Ultimately, a very familiar landscape became an adventure into the unknown.

After a little tinkering, I ended up with three interesting shots:

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This challenge is a great way to dust off that old camera and dare yourself to see the world in a different way.  If you decide to join in the fun be sure to leave a link in the comments.

Stay inspired!

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c.b. 2012

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