Travel theme – texture

20 Sep

After skipping a week of the travel theme at Where’s my Backpack, I am back this week with two shots that symbolize “texture” to me.

Can you feel the scales?

The first shot was one that Li took when we were on holiday in the Philippines earlier this year.  This extreme close up of a snake still makes me feel slightly uncomfortable when I look at it – but the shot itself captures the texture of the snake’s skin almost perfectly.  Looking at it I almost expect the snake’s tongue to come out of the monitor hissing towards me.

We took lots of shots of different wildlife while on that trip – if you’d like to see any of the others, you can check out my post from earlier this year on Wildlife in the Philippines.

Stone pocked texture

The second shot is one that I recently took when in Seoul, South Korea at the palace complex in Seoul.  I was fascinated by the different guardian animal/humans that surrounded various buildings and this one has the contrasting texture of the carving in the sculpture, but also the pock marked stone itself creating an interesting contrast.

I haven’t decided if this was a guardian of good or guardian of evil.  What do you think?

How do you view texture in the world around you?  If you’d like to see other people’s ideas of texture, please click on the link at the top of the post.

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4 Responses to “Travel theme – texture”

  1. The Retiring Sort September 21, 2012 at 8:22 am #

    Lovely textured examples – and the statue looks “good” to me!

    • gkm2011 September 21, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

      Thanks! It was fun comparing them – the prompt helped.

  2. eof737 October 3, 2012 at 9:21 am #

    WoW! Snakes give me the creeps. 😦

    • gkm2011 October 3, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

      This one does for me too!

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