We consume photos through our eyes, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a tactile element, too.

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Walking along the beach in Vancouver, Canada, a few weeks ago, I was struck by the tangles of seaweed and the patterns they created across the wet sand at low tide. There was some chaotic balance at play here, a jazzy rhythm of vegetation, water, and earth.

The juxtaposition of starkly different textures helped my attempt to capture a narrow strip of beach as if I were shooting a vast river estuary from a plane. The different colors and densities made it look almost like a living map of a faraway, unknown place.

Photography is a primarily visual medium, but we can experience it with more than one sense. This week, focus on the tactile element of the objects you shoot, whether it’s one distinct quality — softness, smoothness, graininess, or any other texture you find interesting — or a combination of several within one frame.

I look forward to your exploration of texture in your photos this week!

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      1. I’m afraid the pingbacks don’t re-populate automatically. Normally, just clicking “update” in your post editor (for the relevant post) will “resend” the link and the pingback should show up on the Daily Post page as well. Let me know if you’ve tried this and it didn’t work!

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560 Responses Want to participate? Publish a new post on your blog interpreting the theme. Create a pingback to this challenge and we’ll list your post below. Show instructions.

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