The Ganges at Sunrise

This is our entry in nancy merrill photography’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Texture.

In November 2014, we visited the ancient city of Varanasi in the northern India state of Uttar Pradesh. We went out in a rowboat on the Ganges River early one morning to experience the sunrise, as Hindu pilgrims have done for centuries. We gazed east, while just to our west, the never-ending funeral pyres burned on the shore. The photo contrasts the texture of the worn paint on the boat with the smooth rippled surface of the water. The solid darkness of the water is broken by striations of sunlight reflected on the ripples created by the oar.

This photo was taken on November 19, 2014. Specs are:

Olympus TG-3, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/160 sec, 4.5 mm.

Greek Horse Pin Art

This is our entry in Lost in Translation’s BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: TEXTURE.

A little Greek horse statue, in the Spartan style, was the model for pin art, using a toy that is a popular Christmas gift.  Each tiny circle of light in the photo is the end of a rounded metal nail.  Texture equals art.

This photo was taken on November 11, 2017. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 100, f/5.0, 1/8 sec, 56 mm

Textures in Huế

This is our entry in The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Textures.

These dried legumes (pulses) were offered for sale in a market in Huế, Vietnam. I always want to scoop up a handful, to feel the texture, but I never do.

This photo was taken on February 20, 2017. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 3200, f/4.5, 1/25 sec, 28 mm