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This week, let’s explore the interplay of texture and depth.

The seasons are changing here in British Columbia, Canada. Yesterday, in the span of 90 minutes, I drove through what felt like 17 distinct climates. It’s the time of year when people advise each other to dress in layers, regardless of which hemisphere they live in. I can’t argue with the recommendation on the practical level, but what I like about it is its deeper subtext: “Keep your options open! You never know what surprises await you.”

The milky turquoise of Green Lake, in Whistler, British Columbia, certainly caught me by surprise — I loved how even a faint breeze could transform the water’s texture, and how its jade-smooth color played against the weathered planks of a footbridge. It was well worth the minor trouble of carrying a rain jacket that proved unnecessary midway through my walk.

This week, share with us a layered image of your own. The topic is wide open, as long as you focus on the interplay of depth, density, and texture (or just choose one of these elements if you’d like). Strata of clouds, a shirt collar peeking through a sweater, a cross-section of an onion: you can keep your interpretation as literal or as figurative as you wish.

I look forward to exploring this topic through your photos!


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  1. Great image and great challenge Ben. During these difficult times we are lucky to be living in such a beautiful part of the world as we look forward to those beautiful Autumn colours. On our visit to Whistler in August during the fires we couldn’t see across the valley from one mountain to the other. Here’s my response for this week. Cheers: http://wp.me/p3gSod-54S

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      1. Thank you Ben, much appreciated, I’ve not been as constant as usual. Working and traveling a lot in Africa and just finished an online course in Psychology. Part of my heart remains here with WordPress though!

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  2. While in Munich, I chanced upon this strange statue in front of Hotel Bayerischer Hof. It’s supposed to be that of Maximilian Von Montgelas (1759-1838), a Bavarian statesman and politician in the early 19th century.

    Built with layered aluminum, it seems to represent the many aspects of his personality that enabled him to succeed in public life.

    http://wp.me/p6FwZ-329

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