Texture – a simple word that describes complex human experience. Note: artistic or writer’s license has been liberally used in the crafting of this post.
The visual , the look of something, its characteristic, like smooth water.
The auditory – the sound of something, like a piece of music, how music feels to the ear – melodious, heavy or discordant, like the sounds of waves crashing on the beach and the elevated voices of people playing in the surf.
The kinaesthetic – how something feels like when you run your hand over the surface, like stroking the soft fur of a cat or walking over rough rocks.
The olfactory – how something smells like the floral or exotic texture of a perfume and the smell of the African bush.
The gustatory – rubbery oysters, a silky créme caramel or a crunchy cookie.
Entered in Cee’s Black & White photo challenge with the theme of Texture.
Cee's topic for this week is Paths and Trails.It can be a walking path or trail of any kind, long or short or paved or dirt, it can contain steps. Anything goes as long as it was meant to be walked on.
Mostly wooden walkways, the one below leads travellers down the pier to the boats on Lake St. Lucia, taking them on a cruise to the hippopotami, crocodiles and elephants in the reserve.
Road meant for people and cars and zebras – Hluhluwe Game Reserve.
On the boat on Lake St. Lucia, it is clear that the drought has lowered the water levels significantly.
The best view – access to the beach.
Storms have eroded the dune thereby collapsing the pavement. Workmen are on site fixing in time for the October school holidays. It was an incongruous sight to see an earth moving machine on the beach, which was closed to the public.
Entered in Cee’s black and white photo challenge this week. Click here to go to the challenge and see more entries.
Before I move on to this week’s challenge, I want to say that I’m so pleased to be one of the featured bloggers in last week’s black and white photo challenge. Thank you Cee! You can click here to see those photos. At the bottom of this post I have put the links to the other featured bloggers. Please pay them a visit and admire their wonderful photos.
Now for this week’s challenge…keep on reading and scrolling down…
Circles and curves are everywhere, nature, at home, on the road. It’s such a universal shape, representing the totality of life, the infinite nature of the universe and the perfection of perpetual motion.
Commitment between people is symbolised with the exchange of rings, a never ending circle, representing a bond that is supposed to last forever.
Now the photos I present here are not of rings. Scroll down to see what I’ve come up with this week.
Intertwining circles made of metal, a lovely piece of art that I wish I had hanging in my garden.
I wonder what is just around that curve?
Ag shame, I wonder if that grasshopper knows that it can jump right out of the circle of grass and thus escape to freedom…?
Fountains and waterways…
Circles and curves. Can you see the circle in the wine glass?
I’ve had fun putting this post together and I hope you’ve had fun finding the circles and curves in these pics.
As promised, here are the links to the other featured bloggers in last week’s challenge. Please pay them a visit:
I remember walking along a road in Kalk Bay – on the one side was a spectacular view of the bay. On the other was this earth moving machine, in all its yellow glory. Both views were pleasing to me because I enjoy the brutishness of heavy machinery. I took a photo of both views. Below is the view with the engine.
Less powerful, this people mover is ubiquitous in many countries. I like riding in them. I like less being ripped off by the drivers because I’m a tourist.