This contest is open to photographers ranked between 1 and 250 in this week’s Leaderboard.
A contest theme that lends itself well to close-up photography, but not exclusively. Paying attention to the textures of the objects and surfaces around us, we can also observe the way that differing types and directions of light bring out those textures to the best effect. A hard light at the right angle will emphasise a texture, whilst a soft, diffuse light will fill in the texture and make it less obvious. Whilst everything in the world has a texture of some kind, please ensure that the focus of your image is on a specific texture, and belongs in the contest.
Ranked Contests are a weekly chance to compete alongside photographers of a similar Leaderboard ranking. Three contests with the same theme run at one time - for photographers ranked 1-250; 251-1000; and 1001+. They open Saturday morning after that week’s leaderboard has been updated, and are open for 5 days. They are Premium Contests, Expert-judged, but with no Crowd vote, so are worth 3x the standard ranking points.
This contest is expert judged only with no rating by the crowd. You will be able to find out how you did when the judging or rating period has closed.