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MMDT #16: Texture

For this challenge, we were to chose an enjoyable location, and take pictures of details, capturing the textures. 

One of my favorite places is the zoo....any zoo.  Fortunately for me, the  MN Zoo is only about 20 minutes from our house, and hubby and I have a membership, so we go VERY often!  It's great to be able to go for an hour or two, or to see a special new exhibit, anytime we want to!  I always end up with many, many photos of the animals, but this time I concentrated on the different textures.  And while I did take photos of the "regular" zoo animals, I also concentrated on the textures found at the zoo farm, and around the zoo.  We went yesterday again and I took many shots at the aquarium and in the butterfly farm area, but those will be for another time!  For this challenge, I already ended up with a 4-page spread!

The first page is a variety of texture around the zoo...texture not found on the critters! 

The entry has a variety of stone animals. 

 Then in the center area of the zoo is a display of metal animals.


Another section is the woodland adventure area, and of course the arch is made of wood. 

The last picture on this page is the scarecrow at the entrance to the farm.  I loved the straw braids!  

Page 2 is from the farm.  

 Do you even notice how many different textures the animals have?  From the fluffy bunny (and his whiskers!), to the hide and short hair of the cows, to the light little hair of the baby pig (notice the more leather skin of the momma!), to the feathers on the goose!

The other 2 pages are the "regular" zoo animals, who also have some wonderful textures!! 

I love the fur of the tiger in contrast with the pads of his feet and of course his whiskers and the soft pink nose! 

...and of course, I love the fuzzy little baby monkey!

The shedding of the caribou added great texture,

and  I had to have one flower shot...another part of the zoo!


 It's amazing how many textures can be found at the zoo...I hope you enjoy yours!

P.S.. The grid paper color is Pewter, with Bazzill's Thunder and Cyclamen Pink paper tiles used to mount a couple of the photos!



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Lori!! I think this is my favorite challenge of yours!! I LOVE IT!!!!! You know I love the zoo, but look at all that texture, and what a great write-up. I love how you zoomed in and showed us close-ups of all your photos and pointed out the different things to notice. I love the braid as an accent, and I'm glad you added the note about the background for the 2013. I did not notice that when I looked the first time, and what a great idea!! Fabulous fabulous fabulous!!!!
Posted By: Heather Cartland  |  August 23, 2013 at 12:44 am   
Love it! Great textures, photos and arrangement! That tiger looks like could lean over and rub his belly? Baby pigs, caribou shed, wood carvings totally awesome! What a wonderful zoo you have in Minnesota :)
Posted By: Julie Oconnor  |  August 23, 2013 at 12:17 am   
Just a quick additional note...the 2013 is backed by a section of the cow hide photo! Your "scraps" can make good backing for your titles, cornerstones, etc.!
Posted By: Lori Hanson  |  August 21, 2013 at 4:02 am   
The textures you recorded are amazing!
Posted By: Candy Spiegel  |  August 21, 2013 at 1:45 am   
LOVE the zoo too! Your zoo textures are great. I especially like how you integrated the braid from the scarecrow. Fabulous!
Posted By: Tami Potter  |  August 20, 2013 at 3:01 pm   
I've just spent the day at the zoo with Izzy...taking photos to use for an upcoming challenge...and I have to say how wonderful your photos are. So many animals!! The changing texture of the caribou alone is great!! The animal sculptures in the varying mediums are a good addition to you layouts. The zoo sign/title is a nice compliment to the pewter Grid color. Very Nice Job!!
Posted By: Andrea Fisher  |  August 20, 2013 at 1:40 am   
Lori, very nice layouts! I love how you captured all of the "textures" at the zoo!!!! You did an amazing job at photographing the many different textures there. You took so many photos and captured so many amazing scenes. I also love how they are in their own world and it's nice to get pictures with the animals "living"
Posted By: Shannon Nixson  |  August 20, 2013 at 12:29 am   

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