Our focus word for Click of the Wild this time was “texture” chosen by Bobbie. I was determined that I would capture a variety of images this time. Part of the reason for doing this whole Click of the Wild thing was to encourage us to shoot more, shoot things we might not otherwise shoot, and have fun with it. At least, that’s what I wanted to do and I felt like I hadn’t been doing that. So I made a short list of things that I thought of when I heard the word texture and set out to capture some of them in pictures.
Charlotte’s hair was one of the first things I thought of. She has really pretty hair. It’s brown but when the light hits it just right she has pretty copper highlights. I wanted to capture that in a picture. This is what I ended up with…
For my next assignment I took my camera into the woods behind our house at sunset. Nature is full of texture and I wanted to take the time to notice it and capture it. I love how the wooded area has trees nicely spaced apart and the ground between them is full of undergrowth. Not too much…just enough to add a layer of interest. Nature really does know what it’s doing and looks prettiest when left alone.
The most obvious texture in nature might just be tree bark…had to notice that. And this jumble of vines caught my eye. It was kind of hard to make a good composition out of that though.
I love this huge vine growing up this tree.
A mess of briars was fun to notice. I spent quite a bit of time getting the focus on just that one point. And blurring the background just so. But it was fun. Just me and my camera in the woods playing around.
Then, coming out of the woods, I noticed this little section of woody stems near the edge. It’s not a great picture, but fun to take the time to notice nonetheless.
Next on my list of texture was rust. I remembered there was an old rusty tractor near my dad’s house so I went over to get some closeup shots of it. Here’s full shot so you can see just how rusted it is.
I asked Dad what kind it is and he told me it’s a 1928 McCormick-Deering 15-30. It belonged to my Great-Grandfather Carriker at one time and has quietly been rusting away over the past few decades.
When I got home I Googled it and here’s a picture of what it would have looked like when it was new.
But it has a certain charm in all it’s rusted glory. I love the colors and texture that oxidation creates.But taking this wide variety of pictures made it difficult for me to pick one to include in Click of the Wild. As I’m typing this I still haven’t decided which one will be my official choice. Everyone else has apparently already posted theirs and I’m tempted to look at them before I decide but I can’t because that’s against the rules, haha!
Okay, signing off now and going to upload one of these to Click of the Wild. Head over there to see my choice and to see how my friends chose to photograph texture!