Sunday, January 29, 2012

Texture



bare milkweed pod2
"The full measure of a man is not to be found in the man himself, but in the colors and textures that come alive in others because of him."
~ Albert Schweitzer




bark
"The past becomes a texture, an ambiance to our present."
~ Paul Scott





broken branch2
“I search for the realness, the real feeling of a subject, all the texture around it. I always want to see the third dimension of something. I want to come alive with the object.”
~ Andrew Wyeth





stripped bark“Small moments accumulate and transform the texture of our days”
~ Steven Monaco






colourful texture
"Little moments can have a feeling and a texture that is very real."
~ Ralph Fiennes






trunkfungus
“You can feel surfaces, you can feel textures, you can feel dynamics and momentum.”
~ Tom Anderson

47 comments:

Brian Miller said...

that last pic is my fav...awesome...i am a sucker for texture honestly...great pics hilary..hope you are having a great weekend....

Out on the prairie said...

Some real wonderful finds. I like the moss,snow and wood.

Daniel said...

Thought provoking and clever; I especially like image #2. The bark speaks to me. :)

Stephen Hayes said...

Love that Andrew Wyeth quote. Great pictures. They really do the job of illustrating textures.

LadyFi said...

Wonderful textures!

I love the bark of the tree the best!

Joanna Jenkins said...

So beautiful. You always manage to find the perfect quotes for your photos. Thank you for taking the time.
Happy weekend, xo jj

roobo69 said...

Ah, textures... I love how good photos bring one into the situation, engaging the senses. I can almost smell and feel these images...

Bob Bushell said...

A beautiful wooden dream, lovely thoughts.

SueAnn said...

What beautiful photos of textures! Love them all. Like Brian...the last one took my breath away!
Hugs
SueAnn

Indrani said...

The post is named perfectly! I almost could feel the textures.

Javier Guri said...

Lovely textures with a fantastic light.
Greetings.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Awesome textures.Have a beautiful day.

ellen abbott said...

Love them all, especially the last.

TexWisGirl said...

really nice. i love that first quote, too. :)

Rob-bear said...

Like Indrani, I could almost feel those textures. They are so familiar. Thanks for the beautiful post.

Maggie May said...

The bark does make beautiful studies, doesn't it? Maggie X

Nuts in May

DJan said...

You are such an artist, Hilary. I enjoy looking at (or falling into) your pictures so much. The quotes were also very thought provoking. :-)

Carol Anne said...

Even the blue of the snow shows off a cool, crinkly texture. I love them all.

Kerri said...

Oh these are FAB!! That last shot is completely Out Of This World! Is that shelf fungi?
Your quotes are awesome too!!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Love these! This is the kind of texture I really appreciate seeing in a photo. All are truly lovely and are paired with wonderful quotes.

Barb said...

I really like your close look at texture, Hilary. I twig in the snow is my favorite.

christinemyoung said...

beautiful <3

chariskalee said...

Great perspective!

Red said...

Trees provide us with so many images and yes textures. You've caught some interesting textures which are beautiful to look at. For some of these things I wonder how long did it take and what has happened while these textures formed.

steviewren said...

The contrast between the sticks and the snow is great. You have such a wonderful eye for detail!

Frank Baron said...

As we well know, photography is all about light and shadow. Texture uses them and forms a third dimension. I can get lost in a tree trunk. ;)

Good stuff. :)

rosaria said...

Ah!!!!!
The quotes are marvelously supporting and enhancing the pics.

Mage said...

Nice juicy stuff this. :) I just got photoshop 10, and I will see if I can add a little something to my images. :)

Linda said...

You find such beauty in the most mundane things, Hilary. Or maybe you make the most mundane things beautiful with your photographic ability. Your perspective on the fungus was especially nice.

Dianne said...

the tree bark is so so beautiful
all those bumps and cricks telling a story, like character lines on a grand old face
so wonderful

the sweet twig standing in the snow looks a bit like an ancient tripod

lime said...

love the first quote and the last picture best. i always enjoy your quote posts. you food for thought and a feast for the eyes.

Country Girl said...

I love how you find the beauty in the simplest of things. Enjoyed the quotes, too.

messymimi said...

You make me want to reach out and touch your world.

sage said...

Great photos, the rich warm color of wood, the contrast between snow and bark, it's all beautiful

louciao said...

The textures of a life,the bumps and lumps, silky smooth patches and furry nostalgic ones, crispy crunchy areas, dry or oozing...all so symbolically illustrated throughout nature; there for our understanding and interpretation if we only take the time to look. To really look. As you do.

Gillian Olson said...

Lovely collection, especially the funghi in the last one.

Dave said...

Textures is an interesting topic for today Hilary. Good quotes too. I specially liked your big tree trunk photo - Dave

Steve Gravano said...

Beautiful collection, the empty milkweed shell is awesome.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

The second one of the bark looks like a chocolate brownie! Lol! Yum. All beautiful. :)

VM Sehy Photography said...

Beautiful shots Hilary.

photowannabe said...

Wowie! I really like these Hilary.
the Andrew Wyeth quote and photo is my favorite.
Amazing eye.

Daryl Edelstein said...

I am laughing at all the puns going through my head right now .. but I am not going there .. oh okay I will .. ''I'll not be barking up any of those trees'' said Benny

JillsyGirl said...

Great textural finds! (and I love Daryl's comment!)

Hilary said...

Thank you everyone for such kind words. I'll try to get my visits in to your blogs before too long. Your kindness, as always, is very much appreciated. :)

CiCi said...

The bark up close shows each shadow and ridge and ripple. Great colors and clarity.

Barbara Shallue said...

Just love all of these and the quotes are delicious!

spokalulu said...

I've always loved texture and image #4 fascinates me.