Monday, February 19, 2007

This week - Texture

Ferns and Water Drops, Kew Gardens, London, England, September 2006, HP Photosmart R817, Exposure 1/85 sec @ f2.8, ISO 200, no flash © Steven Crisp [Click on the photo to enlarge]

This week, I think, a collection of photos that capture a sense of texture. They are all from a recent trip to London, and a visit while there to Kew Gardens.

Texture, to me, is a catch-all that represents a certain depth to life. It represents not only seeing things, but taking in clues from your other senses. Tasting the warm, humid air, smelling the rich soil and moss, hearing the misters watering the plants, feeling the feathery edges of the ferns.

It is amazing, isn't it, how so much of that is lost in a simple photograph. But hopefully, these will try to evoke some of those senses as you consider the texture of the plants you see, and the play of light and color in the image itself.

1 comment:

Honeybee said...

So much beauty in such simple things...people just need to open their senses to it. Thanks for the picture and your words...I can almost smell the dampness. 8)