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Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured

How something feels.  Or looks like it feels.  That’s what I teach the kids at school as texture is one of the art elements.   Sometimes we rub a crayon on paper to capture texture, like the bottom of our shoes.   Perused the WPC posts for inspiration and a lot of ancient stone walls, Roman ruins were possibilities from the archives.  Murphy the airedale’s coat came to mind.  I was in the Croatian files last night and found something from the Zagreb Fish Market.  Then saw the breakfast roll.  Remembering how Matthew went to the bakery and brought it back.  Difficult to edit myself this late evening.   Decided to add the poll today as I would for the Keep or Pitch blog (on temporary hiatus)  Cast a vote- which photo exemplifies the  Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured ?  


Adriatic harvest.

Bumpy top breakfast roll.

20 responses

  1. Octopus, tentacles.. that is texture!… The only problem (my problem) is that I am not fan of sea food. Self-explanatory texture photograph!

    September 13, 2011 at 1:07 am

  2. Definitely the Octopus! Flash grilled with a squeeze of lemon. Yum Yum… :)

    September 13, 2011 at 3:46 am

  3. eww that looks gross

    September 13, 2011 at 7:14 am

  4. Kristin

    Both look very textured AND delicious!

    September 13, 2011 at 7:18 am

  5. erica

    Wasn’t what I was “expecting” for texture – a little early in the AM for the octopus :-)

    September 13, 2011 at 7:35 am

  6. Sue Reinfeld

    It was a difficult decision. Let us know the outcome in the end.

    September 13, 2011 at 7:47 am

  7. bernadette

    Both are making me hungry.

    September 13, 2011 at 7:58 am

  8. Roll for me – I’m Vegetarian. But don’t let that stop the rest of you :-)

    September 13, 2011 at 9:37 am

  9. Sally

    Just looking at the texture of the octopus makes me sick! I don’t think I would like the seeds on the roll either. I think even more important than taste in food is the texture itself. Always has been important to me.

    September 13, 2011 at 11:11 am

  10. I voted for the octopus. Oh, am I supposed to keep that quiet? Great photo choices.

    September 13, 2011 at 11:28 am

  11. I think they both work very well for this challenge
    (that sea creature is just too intersting, though… I think I’d be tempted to take a fork and poke at it a bit…)! :)

    September 13, 2011 at 12:49 pm

  12. Nice take on this week’s theme! You captured the slime and ooze of the octopus’ texture in that one.

    September 13, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    • Thank you. Slime and ooze such great words. Glad you saw them in my pic.

      September 13, 2011 at 10:01 pm

  13. thirdhandart

    I will always just be an avid student of art (not a teacher), but I think you came up with two great examples of texture. Great photos!

    September 13, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    • Thank you for your nice comment today.

      September 13, 2011 at 10:01 pm

  14. I could eat both. One inside the other, if need be. ;)

    Beautiful photos, as always. :)

    September 13, 2011 at 6:42 pm

  15. Definitely octopus.

    September 14, 2011 at 3:03 pm

  16. the textures look wonderful on both. however i will choose the roll, and you can have the octopus.
    how does that sound? :)
    thanks for sharing.

    September 14, 2011 at 10:26 pm

  17. Definitely not what I was expecting either. Both images are very nice, but since it’s early in the morning and I’m enjoying a cup of coffee, I’m going with the roll.

    September 15, 2011 at 7:08 am

  18. Oh wow – I think they both have AMAZING texture. I really can almost feel the squishy-bumpy of the octopus, and the hard-crunchy-chewy of the roll… While I don’t know that I would enjoy eating either one of them, I think I would delight in running my fingers over both of them. Excellent choices! :)

    September 16, 2011 at 9:40 am

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