A Tarmacadamed Road? Or a Canvas for a Picture?

This week, Jude’s Photo Challenge invites us to look at texture again – but as the subject for our photographs, the focus of our interest.

I took my camera out for a walk (while I still can …).  Several ideas presented themselves, but nothing quite worked.  Back to the archive.

I’ve chosen some shots taken on common-or-garden asphalt roads.  Those roads are not themselves the subject, but they provide a grainy, characterful canvas.  Imagine those same shadows projected onto a large sheet of smooth white paper.  I think they’d be less interesting.

Three are taken on a small road near here, edged with a dry stone wall. One was frosty road in January.  One was taken at Masham Sheep Fair, with not a sheep in sight.  One is not a road, but a wall.  It’s the walkers who are on the path.

2020 Photo Challenge#11

33 thoughts on “A Tarmacadamed Road? Or a Canvas for a Picture?”

  1. Some very interesting textures here and also some extremely interesting shadows, I can see you’ll be good at that one when it appears. No red pen from me, maybe even a gold star ⭐ for your wonderful imagination 😁

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    1. Thank you. As I said to Kiki, I was getting a bit desperate really, though in the end I did rather like them – I mucked about with them a bit, as you’ll have noticed

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  2. You don’t need to make any excuses. Fine selection for texture and it just shows you how critical lighting is. Out on the road is becoming more difficult though isn’t it? I feel quite awkward walking down to my father’s even though it is essential. At 87 he is quite confused over all the ‘new’ rules and is now simply not going anywhere, not even down in the lift to the bins! (better safe than sorry)

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      1. Yes it is coming and I have tried to explain to my father it is likely to be for months. Hard to be positive, but one little upside is airfreighting out of season fruit round the world should be coming to an end.

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