Playing with Texture

Sometimes, playing around can be real fun. And one of the things I love to play around with is texture. Texture is everywhere! In bricks, trees, flowers, everything that surrounds us has a texture to it.

Fine Arts ~
. the characteristic visual and tactile quality of the surface of a work of art resulting from the way in which the materials are used.

. the imitation of the tactile quality of represented objects.

Creating more texture in an image.

Camera Settings

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ-48
Lens: n/a
F/Number: f/4.0
ISO: 100
Focal Distance: 24.6 mm

Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec
Photograph Date: 08.04.2012
Location: Emmetts Garden in Kent
Photographer: Bren
Software: Adobe Lightroom Classic and On1 Photo RAW 2023

Left-Hand Image – Before

  • The left-hand image is a photograph I took of a Rhododendron at Emmetts Garden in Kent. As you can see there is texture in the leaves, the petals, and the raindrops that sit on those pink petals.

Right-Hand Image – After Adding a Texture

  • The right-hand image was sent from Lightroom to On1 Photo RAW 2023, and I added a metal texture included in the software created by a fellow photographer and friend, Leanne Cole. I just love how this particular texture created a texture upon a texture, especially the raindrops.

This rhododendron I thought would bean ideal image for Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge. If you like Flowers, then do check out Cee’s daily posts.

When photographing anything, look for the texture especially in landscape, floral and architecture… and try to enhance it and bring out the features of the texture. One thing I do love photographing is trees. I love their texture, especially on the trunks and leaves. But what caught my eye recently on our visit to Nymans, was the Dovecote at Nymans; with its textures in the door and brickwork and thought it would be an ideal entry for Dan’s Thursday Doors Photography Challenge. Dan’s Thursday doors run every week on a Thursday. Check it out, it is a fun challenge to play, all you need is a door or two!

A photograph of the Dovecote at Nymans in West Sussex.

Camera Settings

Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Lens: Canon EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
F/Number: f/7.1
ISO: 100
Focal Distance: 35 mm

Shutter Speed: 1/15 sec
Photograph Date: 22.10.2022
Location: Nymans in West Sussex
Photographer: Bren
Software: Adobe Lightroom Classic

There was plenty of texture within that image alone; so it didn’t need another texture added to it. I like the coarseness of the bricks and the texture in the wooden door.

Until next time, Happy Snapping!


16 responses to “Playing with Texture”

  1. I’ve put this aside to read properly late. Lots of interest here!

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  2. The photos are so pretty. That’s a wonderful scene around that door.

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    1. Thank you very much xx

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  3. Wonderful post 😀

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  4. I like the vignette effect around the door, giving it a fantasy vibe!

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    1. Yes it does give it a fantasy vibe… so please you liked it xx

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  5. Dramatic edit of a beautiful door, Bren. The flower shot is lovely as well.


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  6. I love the door challenge. Beautiful work

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