Photo Challenge

Challenge: Textures

Welcome to the first Challenge on the new Photo Challenge website!

The theme of the first Challenge is textures. Take a photo which uses textures in some way. A viewer looking at your photo should be able to “feel” the texture of your chosen subject just by looking at it.

As this is the first Challenge here, I don’t know what turnout will be like and I don’t know how long it will take people to get used to the new home, so there is currently no fixed deadline. At some point I will publicise a deadline so we can all see the results. Other than that, the usual rules apply.

Whether you are a previous contributor to Stu’s Tuesday Challenge or a newcomer, you are welcome to try your hand at taking a texture photo and submitting it. Either post a link to your photo using the comments form below, or email it in.

Good luck!

Update: I’ve decided to fix the deadline for this challenge at noon on Tuesday 23rd November. This lands on the traditional Tuesday while also giving you over a week to get settled into the new scheme. The noon deadline gives me time to get the results online in the evening. Happy shooting!

Author: Jonathan

Challenge Admin, I enjoy taking photos mostly of landscapes and architecture - but I will try anything! I mostly shoot film and I spend a lot of time in my darkroom trying to get the perfect print. I'm a sysadmin for a living and I also enjoy cycling and music technology.


  1. Well done Jonathan!

  2. Yay! My single favourite subject for photographs. A great way to start the new challenge, and now I have no excuse whatsoever to contribute to this one.

  3. Well done indeed.

  4. Thanks for taking over the challenge, Jonathan. I wish you every success, and might even enter sometimes! :)

  5. Ooh… and thanks for the link to my business site!

  6. Yay I’m glad someone took this up, because I really don’t have the inspiration without someone challenging me to take a photo, so thank you!
    (and thanks for my link too!)

  7. Nice one! Might give it a go. :)

  8. Well I’m glad there have been several positive responses so far :) Nobody who has commented on this page now has any excuse for not participating!

  9. I even have an idea for this one, hurrah! It’ll be tricky to shoot though.

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  11. Thanks for taking it on, Jonathan, it’s a really good-looking site. I’ll do my best to take part as often as I am able to. Good choice for the starting theme!

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  14. Here s my first entry for the texture challenge

  15. Here’s my entry for this week, however, noticed that not many tohers have entered yet, get a move on!

  16. You can see my last minute entry here; I’ve also e-mailed it to Jonathan. Looking forward to seeing loads of pics!

  17. Another week, another great idea broken on the wheel of inability. Hey ho. – browser size. – bloody big.

    I included the big one because one of the earlier trial shots I took had a nice moire texture, but that doesn’t seem to have come out so well in this shot. There are still three distinct layers of texture in the picture though, each in a different medium, which pleased me a bit.