Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Drowning


Swirled texture
London, ON, April 2008 [Click to embiggen - you know you want to!]


Sometimes, you just want to reach out and touch it. Go ahead: I promise I won't tell anyone.

Your turn: Photographic texture. How do you achieve it?

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52 comments:

allisonsays.com said...

Oh wow--what a great photo. What is it?

Happy Wordless Wednesday!

Robin said...

Macro shots whenever possible, a steady hand, and always, always a "good eye".

Works every time!

(I'm laughing maniacally right now, btw :) ).

Water, for me, has been a difficult medium to capture; you've done so well here, Carmi.

Will said...

I had to click the larger view and put my nose right to the screen to believe it was water. Happy WW!

Tink *~*~* said...

It looks sort of futuristic.

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

Mariposa said...

A work of art! Happy WW!

Carletta said...

Water? I thought it was maybe petrified wood.
So, how do I achieve photographic texture - apparently not well :)
Wonderful photo!

Robert said...

I agree with Will. I did a double take myself. If it weren't for your title, my mind would still be wandering. Nice capture Carmi.

Bunny Trails said...

That is such a cool shot, Carmi! It's one that could be SO many different things - chocolate, water, rocks - to name a few. It's all a matter of perspective and imagination.

Marsha said...

I'm still working on basics, like lighting and composition, getting my settings right. I haven't tried for specific textures. You've managed to do it quite well.

My post this week was a very early attempt at those basics with my old 35m film camera from over 20 years ago. I'm still working on those basics today with digital.

Check it out if you get a chance at Just Some Thoughts

Raven said...

Wow. Amazing.

Tammy said...

Wow, great picture! Happy Wordless Wednesday!

Pamela said...

just needs cream cheese frosting

YellowRose said...

It's a great picture and someone said water, but all I could see were tortured souls writhing in agony, or maybe it was the top layer of brownies?? I'm not sure, but I think my pain pills have messed up my perception little bit. ;)

shubd said...

If that is water ..that is very muddy !! :)

Happy WW !

Toni said...

I'll pretend it's an ocean of chocolate! Mmmmmm! Happy WW!

Maya said...

i did the same inlarge the photo.. wow, you're good. I won't be able to do it.Great shot & well framed.
Happy WW.

The Right Blue said...

Looks like a brownie, freshly sliced from the pan. Happy WW. (And yes, you could say that my WW this week has texture, too.)

Bobbie

Kelly C said...

Nice photo! I am guessing water - if not it is a good imitation.

Happy WW!

Hootin' Anni said...

Great subject for Wordless Carmi.

Aisha said...

Nice! It looks like chocolate to me. :) I like it.

marmiteandtea said...

Love this, love water pictures.

Texture in my photos? generally but accident but I am learning :)

Megan said...

How is everyone having their comments listed UNDER the stinking pic??

This blog is getting to tech for me anymore.

I can't quite distinguish if this pic is dirt or water. Hmmmmmmmm. I like it.

Happy WW!

sHaE-sHaE said...

Beautiful & scary all at once.

Secret Agent Mama said...

Very cool texture!!

Hagar's Daughter said...

Water...wow! Happy WW.

Amy-happy momma said...

Wow! Great picture! My oldest is very involved in photography, I will definately be sending her to your site.

Please come visit and have an enjoyable WW!

Di said...

looks like bark from a tree at first- very nicely done.

stephanie said...

Fantastic, as always.

I'm not an expert photographer - I point & shoot & hope for the best. Usually textures are accidentally interesting for me :)

Urban Thought said...

nice shot

Happy WW!

Karen said...

Wow! That is awesome. I thought it was chocolate pudding.

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Susan said...

Like Robin, I find photographing water to be a challenge. Great shot, Carmi!

Sister Snoopy said...

Heh heh, I was thinking the surface of a pan of brownies based on the color--and that was putting my nose to the screen too!!!

Mommy Mechanics said...

Great pic. Never seen anything like it. Thanks for stopping by.

Desert Songbird said...

With the sepia tones, this looks like chocolate, which I would mind touching either!

I now have the use of a mini tabletop tripod, and that used with "macro mode" really helps capture texture on things.

S2 said...

Excellent texture.

Awesome Wordless Wednesday!

A, B, C, and D said...

thanks for comment--love your shot...
Happy WW

Vhiel said...

that's an amazing photo.. great job.

Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Happy wordless wednesday..

Vhiel
Can of Thoughts
Designs By Vhiel
Anything and Everything in Between

Vixen said...

Hey Carmi, that is a great texture. I don't use textures yet, but I am going to learn how very soon!

Megan said...

Is everything ok with you today? You're not saying much, again.

I hope your dad's doing better.

Keeping you and your family in my prayers!

Talk to you soon.

notare said...

I love this shot - it's so emotional!

As for your question, I've had my digital camera for a few years now, but I'm still not past the play mode, so I tend to take the same shot with only one setting change (and not even a lens change!)

Just because I can.

I'm a fan of my tripod too.

Sarah said...

Hi, thank you for your comment! Nice photo ;O) Happy WW :D

Suzie said...

That is such a cool photo

Suzie said...

That was such a cool shot.

Jennifer Robin said...

Very nice. Texture is not as easy to photograph as one would think, and you did a beautiful job of it!

Jocelyn said...

How do you maange to always be on number one spot on WW? ;)

Happy WW, that's a great photo!
Mine's on HipMamaBlog.com

b13 said...

I always tend to see faces in the water. Spooky, huh?

carrie & troy keiser said...

How did you do that? I would love to take a class and learn about photography. Such an awesome shot.

kspin said...

Almost has the texture of the top of my brownies...very cool.

Happy WW.

Neen said...

fantastic shot

Sarch said...

I haven't a clue how to photograph textures, but I've always loved the lines and textures in your photos Carmi.

Love 2B Homeschoolers said...

Wow, I never would have known it was water if you hadn't named it as such. Looks like the bark of a tree!

Stop by and see my WW when you have some time!

Lisa Milton said...

I'm going with brownie too; it's a fun texture to look at.

(Do you use a tripod? It's a very steady shot.)