I thought I'd share some of my favorites here but if you want the larger size file to download or you want to see all the images; please go to my deviantArt account at http://eveyd.deviantart.com/gallery/
Here are a few of my favorite texture shots
from the trip
|Rust on an old train car at Stumphouse Tunnel in Walhalla SC
I thought this rust pattern looked just like an animal print and
this one is my favorite shot of the whole vacation.
|Cracked driveway where we were staying
I love how ordinary things like rust and this cracked pavement
can be used to create art - textures are just so much fun to play with!
|Cracked paint on an old Church in Pickens SC
The great thing about Photoshop is that I can alter a shot like this if needed
and reduce the larger cracks if this exact texture does not work for me.
|Old dimpled paint from the Church door in Pickens SC
I'm glad I did not miss the opportunity to take this shot since it takes
a lot of time and lots of layers of paint to create this kind of texture.
The Church was almost 200 years old.
|Texture of an old stone in the Church yard
I liked both the color and texture of this stone;
so I zoomed in and took the shot.
|From a tree in the backyard
I loved this curly, peeling bark that was on a tree in the back yard
of the lake house we rented. I took 3 different shots
of it for a bit of variety when I go to use it.
|stone stairs at Stumphouse Tunnel in Walhalla SC
These old stone stairs would be great as a scenic element.
|The backside of an old tombstone - Pickens SC
There is just something so artistic in the shape of old tombstones.
I can't resits taking pictures of them when I'm able.
I took some traditional vacation photos as well of people, places and things but I really think it's the odd pics of textures and funky objects that become my treasured vacation shots; since some of them will end up in my art or maybe someone else's art since I've started putting these types of images out on the web.
What I like to do with texture photos
I enjoy creating my own digital scrapbook paper and
find that textures are perfect for doing this.
|Example of scrapbook background paper created by using 2 of the textures
I created this background paper in Photoshop using
2 of the above textures in less than 1 minute.
- I created a base 12 x 12 page with the color code 4a8a90
- I added the cracked driveway pavement as a layer on top of that and set the Layers blending style to Luminosity
- I added the red stone texture as the top layer and changed the Layers blending mode style to overlay
Just a few clicks with two textures I took with my camera
and I had a cool, new background paper.
The next time you are out and about with your camera;
I hope you look around to see the ordinary with new interest;
and snap some funky texture shots of your own.