My Week of Photos - Texture

Last week, Nat over at Easy Camera Lessons shared about Understanding Texture on their YouTube channel. So this week, I put my 18-55mm lens on my DSLR and used some of the screw on macro lenses my daughter got me for Christmas and went on a hunt for things I could photograph that showed different textures. Here is what I found:

 ISO 100, f/3.8, 1/250 sec

ISO 100, f/3.8, 1/250 sec

We took down a couple of trees in our backyard, so we have some big logs hanging out. I love how rough this looks.

 ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/1600 sec

ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/1600 sec

For a shot like this one, this is when I wish I had a true macro lens! How I wish I could zoom in really close on the center of this flower to see so much more of the details.

 ISO 1600, f/4.5, 1/125 sec

ISO 1600, f/4.5, 1/125 sec

Since cooking and/or baking is going on around here at least 5 days a week, I had to throw in a few food photos for this week. We had sausage gravy and biscuits one night, so I thought...why not show the texture of one of the biscuits. Just add butter, right?

 ISO 1600, f/4.2, 1/640 sec

ISO 1600, f/4.2, 1/640 sec

I cannot resist fresh asparagus this time of year! Right now, it has been $1.88 a pound. I love to just drizzle them with a bit of olive oil, then salt and pepper them. My husband will usually pop them on the BBQ for a bit. Yum!

 ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/200 sec

ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/200 sec

Now that our weather has warmed up a bit here in central California, my lavender bushes are starting to bloom. With the macro lens attached, you can actually see how fuzzy these blooms are. Can't wait until enough of them have bloomed to start cutting some to have in the house.

 ISO 200, f/4.2, 1/50 sec

ISO 200, f/4.2, 1/50 sec

Any guesses on what this is?

It is grated cheese on a homemade pizza! We usually have homemade pizza around here at least once a week. Mozzarella, parmesan, and a bit of pizza seasoning. We tend to keep our pizza pretty simple.

So this week stretched me a bit, trying to get creative with what I could photograph that would show different textures. Which one is your favorite?