Secondly, I took a few photos. Textured photos! I planned to take photos of a sunset but ended up taking photos of the fishing equipment. What a rough subject, rich with an amazing texture and contrast! Smoothness in photos is really nice but, sometimes, the roughness wins. I think the roughness in these photos is what makes them interesting; the texture has a physical quality that can be felt by touch and it emphases the contrast.
Real physical textures can be very dramatic and I prefer them over artificial textures (AKA visual textures) that we add during a post-processing process. However, in order to preserve the detail and texture of an object we are shooting, we need to pay attention to the light because the light affects the way a texture is viewed. As with everything else, midday light may be too harsh and result in losing the detail. As you can tell, a low angled light during a sunset brought out a nice texture in my photos.
Here’s the first photo I named A Fisher’s Knot processed with Kim Klassen’stextures The Ladder and And Then Some.
Finally, I got to enjoy the walk down the beach during the sunset with my husband. Overall, that was a very nice weekend and a great trip.